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St. Vincent’s recently accepted a grant for $5,000 from the Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation. more
Leaders at AS220 are working on a new consulting venture dubbed “Practice, Practice” that will codify and share policies and practices that have helped the nonprofit center for the arts grow. more
Michelle Novello, a program coordinator at the Providence Community Library, got wind of a $250,000 grant on reading readiness last year but had only two weeks to apply. more
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
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