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COLLEGE UNBOUND has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

College Unbound receives accreditation by NECHE

PROVIDENCE – College Unbound announced on Monday that it has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The...
AS CORONAVIRUS cases are surging around the U.S., some colleges and universities are rethinking some of their plans for next semester. / AP FILE PHOTO/LISA RATHKE

U.S. colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) – St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon...

Man Up wins $50K in Nonprofit Innovation Lab ‘Shark Tank’ event

PROVIDENCE – Man Up Inc., a Providence-based nonprofit that helps individuals of color advance their careers, was the winner of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab...
THEY’VE BIN BUSY: Katje Afonseca, right, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and Lamel Moore, executive director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, stand next to one of the clothing collection bins that are appearing at more nonprofits. / COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND

Big Brothers Big Sisters of R.I. expanding clothing collections

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is seeking to protect the environment while forging fruitful partnerships with the state’s municipalities and nonprofits to...
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: Producer Connor Finelli, left, and hip-hop artist DaLaun Andrade, both recent high school graduates, opened Blue Wave Poetics, a recording studio for local independent artists, in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beats keep this duo on track

A 2015 gym class at St. Raphael Academy first brought DaLaun Andrade and Connor Finelli together. But it was their shared passion for hip-hop...
COURTESY BLUE CROSS & 
BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

BCBSRI employees spend day volunteering across R.I.

HAPPY HOMEBUILDERS: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island held its ninth annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island, on...

Why are for-profit colleges thriving right now?

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up...

‘Public health councils’ empower workers

In this bleak season of COVID-19, the protections we have are all the familiar ones: masks, social distancing and the avoidance of large indoor...

R.I. Food Bank’s hunger report: Hunger insecurity in state reaches record levels

PROVIDENCE – About 1 in 4 households in Rhode Island lack adequate food, while underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness...

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Are there things your company is thankful for this year? Yes: 100% No: 0% What is your business thankful for? (Select any that apply) The health of our...

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