The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded an $800,000 grant to the Business Innovation Factory’s Student Experience Lab to develop and implement a teacher-driven pilot program to encourage more effective, collaborative efforts to improve education.
In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an Ocean State Job Lot employee with family ties to the Philippines is coordinating a relief effort that will provide $160,000 worth of clothing from his employer to people affected by the natural disaster.
The Garden Club of America has elevated the Newport Flower Show to the level of three of America’s greatest flower shows – which includes Boston, Atlanta and Philadelphia – with the designation of Sanctioned Non-GCA Major Flower Show.
Inspired by his daughter Michaela’s courage in her battle against severe scoliosis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Bob Sullivan, senior vice president of corporate accounts for Arpin Group, chose to embark on a personal mission to improve his health and drop 30 pounds in three months.
His weight loss challenge captured the imagination of the community and raised more than $20,000 for charity.
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