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Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, Cristina Amedeo directs the United Way’s 2-1-1 program, a free and confidential 24/7 information and referral helpline that connects Rhode Islanders from all walks of life with human- services programs to help cope with difficult times. The 2-1-1 service has handled more than 1 million requests for help since 2007, including 213,595 calls in 2013 – a new record. more
As Rhode Islanders continue to wrestle with the highest unemployment rate in the nation – 9.1 percent in December – and a sluggish economy, Capital Good Fund is marking its fifth anniversary this year by pushing forward with its idealistic mission to “create pathways out of poverty” with on-the-ground assistance through microloans, free tax preparation and financial coaching. 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
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
Fla Lewis, the principal of Weybosset Research and Management in Providence, is donating about $22,000 a year for two years to one of five scholarship-granting organizations, and getting a 90 percent tax credit for the gift. more
Packaging 2.0 President Michael Brown was running a social enterprise before he even identified with the term – generally, a nonprofit or for-profit venture with dual goals of being successful in business and generating positive social impact. more
A report released Thursday by gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety found that Rhode Island is among 12 states that have reported fewer than 100 records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System designed to help keep individuals considered dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns. more
In the 11 years since the Steel Yard opened its doors on a Providence brownfield as a community-based, metal-works training ground, the nonprofit has developed into a more broadly based organization featuring a wide array of educational offerings, and public projects and events. more
The Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation awarded $40,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations in the New Bedford and Dartmouth area, during a recent ceremony at the bank’s New Bedford branch. more
LGC+D recently raised $11,210 during “Mustache March: Cash for the Stache,” a fundraiser to benefit The 12th annual Tomorrow Fund Stroll and raise money for Team Stand Tall For KJ, a group supporting KJ Ricci, who has been battling leukemia for the past three years and is the son of LGC+D IT Director Kevin Ricci. more
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