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Amazon awards Durfee High School $15K for STEM education, robotics

FALL RIVER – Students at Durfee High School recently received a $15,000 grant from Amazon.com Inc., for education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,...

Five Questions With: Sree Dasari

Entrepreneur Sree Dasari found a need in the marketplace: a way to practice public speaking, a common source of discomfort for many. Dasari, who...

NUWC team wins Integrated Warfare Systems Excellence Award

NEWPORT – The Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems 5.0 Foreign Military Sales Team has won the PEO IWS Excellence Award. The team includes...

Southcoast Health patients get VR help to cope with pain, anxiety

NEW BEDFORD – The Thomas H. and Catherine D. O’Neil Charitable Foundation Inc. is providing virtual reality technology to SouthCoast Health, to help its...

Amtrak seeking applications for new social media residency program

PROVIDENCE – Amtrak has announced a new residency program, in which select individuals are invited to ride its long-distance trains and write about it...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also heads the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students, and is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and also heads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Margaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a subject she knows intimately.The fourth of nine children growing up...
TEAM EFFORTS: Guillaume Bagal, center, lead diversity and inclusion consultant at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, discusses opportunities to promote diversity with the company’s Employee Business Resource Groups representatives, at right, from left, Megan Chisolm, who represents Parents@Work, and Suzanne Gaddy, who represents Military Services, at the company’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

BCBSRI employee groups inform diversity approach

HEALTH CARE Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandWith Kim Keck, its first female president and CEO, chosen to lead two years ago,...
OPEN MINDS: Ramona Royal, left, human resources officer, and Jill Andy, senior vice president, human resources, at Amica Mutual Insurance Co., work to stay ahead of diversity issues and promote a diverse culture at the company. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Amica weaves diversity into corporate culture

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Amica Mutual Insurance Co. Diversity efforts at Amica Mutual Insurance Co. are long-term, multifaceted and evident in every level of the company. But the...
EQUAL REPRESENTATION: Social Enterprise Greenhouse CEO Kelly Ramirez said the organization is working to ensure those of all races, genders, abilities, classes, religions and immigration status are represented, both on its board of directors as well as within its network of volunteers, in an effort to better serve local communities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Social Enterprise Greenhouse channels diversity into public good incubation

NONPROFIT/SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY Social Enterprise GreenhouseSocial Enterprise Greenhouse’s mission is to grow and support social enterprises – such as the Capital Good Fund, a...
SOCIALLY ENTERPRISING: Sarah Boyajian speaks to students about biology at the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College. The students, from left, back row, are Julia Gomes and Xavier Medina, and, front row, are Zhaneja Johnson and Ashley Paolo. / courtesy/RHODE ISLAND NURSES INSTITUTE MIDDLE COLLEGE

Nurses’ Institute Middle College shapes, trains nursing workforce

EDUCATION Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle CollegeThe Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College charter high school, founded in 2011 to prepare a diverse group...
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