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Greater Providence Habitat for Humanity executive director talks about her new role and the organization’s plans. more
Lisa A. Hildebrand was recently promoted to director of the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, which is the managing agency for BrightStars, the state’s ratings and improvement system designed to support high-quality child care in Rhode Island. more
New research in the Brown University TRI-Lab is showing that families who need help with early-childhood development don’t use available services as much as they might. more
Jim Ryczek, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, estimates that $20 million invested in preventing homelessness could put a large enough dent in the problem to save the state money in the long term. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday awarded nearly $1.8 billion to improve and preserve public housing in all 50 states including Rhode Island, which received $12.6 million. more
The Gencorp Insurance Charitable Foundation recently distributed $14,200 in grant awards to local nonprofits at its annual grant awards presentation at Quidnessett Country Club in Exeter. more
More than a dozen formerly homeless, single mothers living at McAuley Village in Providence recently received complimentary beauty services from students at Lincoln Technical Institute’s Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences program during an “Evening of Beauty.” more
The Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts has named Valerie Bassett of Westport its new executive director. more
Patricia O’Donnell Saracino, the vice president of community relations at BankRI, was recently honored by The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as an Angel in Adoption. She was nominated by U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin. Through BankRI, Saracino has helped children in foster care attend sporting and cultural events, as well as other fun childhood activities that they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to participate in. Outside of the office, Saracino has been a dedicated volunteer at Adoption Rhode Island for nearly 10 years. She is also a proud member of a “forever family,” after adopting her daughter nine years ago. more
Dunkin’ Donuts recently announced the launch of a new joint initiative with Hasbro Children’s Hospital to promote child safety and reduce the risk of preventable injuries. more
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