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Social Welfare
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Six Canstruction RI sculptures, created by teams of architects, engineers and contractors with nearly 30,000 pounds of canned food, are on exhibit along the Providence Place Skybridge Concourse through March 25 – part of an effort to address food insecurity in Rhode Island. more
Keith Tavares is in his second year as president of the Newport Public Education Foundation and his fourth year as a trustee. He is also vice president of institutional advancement at Child & Family, Newport County’s oldest and largest social service provider. A Newport native, he is on the Newport County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, is chairman of the Newport Partnership for Families and a new member of the Alliance for a Livable Newport’s board of directors. Here he explains the focus of the Newport Public Education Foundation. more
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently released a report, “Domestic Violence Homicides in Rhode Island, 2006-2015.” The state’s first such report summarizes key findings, provides homicide incident descriptions and issues recommendations to prevent future domestic violence homicides in Rhode Island. According to the report, from 2006 to 2015, 54 people lost their lives to domestic violence homicides in Rhode Island, in the course of 48 incidents. Between three and nine homicide incidents occurred each year. more
If you drive, fly or ride a horse, odds are good that those experiences were enhanced by one or more of Bouckaert Industrial Textiles' diversified textile products. Needle-punch wool and synthetic felts, for instance, are in automotive carpet … more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked ninth worst for families among 30 metro areas in the country, according to Apartment List, an online rental marketplace. more
Westbay Community Action Inc. recently was awarded a $200,000 two-year grant from the National WIC Association to address nutrition needs of children under five, as well as pregnant women and mothers in Kent County. more
Rhode Island ranked third worst in the nation on the Family Prosperity Index, which studies the impact of the economy on families. more
More than a dozen Rhode Island-based nonprofit professionals are taking part in the Boston-based Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership’s first certificate program in the state. more
Zachary Librizzi, 17, of Warwick, and Sarah Coutu, 12, of Pawtucket, have been named Rhode Island’s top youth volunteers of 2016 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. more
This week, more than 130 Roger Williams University students, from undergraduate to graduate to law, are participating in alternative spring break trips, working in teams to lead volunteer projects aimed at improving communities or assisting nonprofit organizations. more
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