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Social Welfare
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As Sojourner House marks its 40th anniversary, the domestic-violence-awareness nonprofit looks ahead to new funding opportunities and extending outreach into more marginalized communities. Executive Director Vanessa Volz attributes the … more
Dr. Angela Dills, associate professor of economics at Providence College, recently co-authored a report that found ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft lower the rate of fatal accidents, DUI arrests, disorderly conduct and assaults. … more
When Melanie Bertoldi was young she was a “brownie” in the Girl Scouts organization, an experience that she says opened her eyes to the needs of people around her and gave her hands-on experience addressing those needs. Now an assistant account executive with Newberry Public Relations & Marketing, Bertoldi has continued addressing the needs of her community, so much so that she was named an “Outstanding Volunteer” by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Serve Rhode Island for her work with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket. more
Christina H. Paxson became Brown University's 19th president in July 2012. She led development of the 10-year university strategic plan, "Building on Distinction," completed in late 2013. Paxson continues to focus her own research on the … more
AMY GRAVELL, Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket's development officer, was recently recognized by The Professional Association of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and named Professional of the Year for the Northeast region. An employee of the club for … more
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was named director of the state's Department of Health in spring 2015, bringing a wealth of experience to the post, including working as a specialist in infectious diseases for children and adults at Rhode Island hospitals … more
A block party organized by real estate agent Mark DeCosta of RE/MAX Central has raised $25,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where his daughter has received treatment. more
When the Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic was established eight years ago in the basement of a church, it was with the vision that a group of dedicated volunteers could help Rhode Island residents facing economic hardships receive crucial, preventative … more
With its roots as Consumer Value Stores – first planted in working-class New England – what has become the towering tree that is CVS Health Corp. is now a major player in the U.S. health sector. The scale of the company, and its … more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated more than $1 million in financial support to local nonprofit organizations last year, according to its 2015 Community Investment Report. more
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