CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND reported that family homelessness in Rhode Island decreased by 8% year over year at the end of November .

Crossroads: Family shelter wait list drastically shortens in wake of Bezos grant

PROVIDENCE – Crossroads Rhode Island saw some significant advances in reducing the homeless problem in Rhode Island a year after it was awarded the...
ERNST & YOUNG LLP conducted a 10-week analysis on the financial health on the troubled Providence Public School District. The report found that the city's school budget has been traditionally fixed and funds need to be reallocated to support student needs.

Ernst & Young: PPSD budget needs to be more flexible, student-centered

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District has historically viewed its annual operating budget as being fixed and that mentality should shift to a...

United Way seeking applicants for Executive Director Learning Circle

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island is seeking executive directors of Rhode Island-based nonprofits for the next cohort of the organization’s Executive Director...

BankNewport serves community in many ways

KITCHEN CAMARADERIE: BankNewport employees, from left, Katie Upham, Cindy Cunningham, Lesley Behan, Katie Blight, Isabel Tiagno and Dan Silverman help prepare meals for people...

Lifespan determined to get back to black

Lifespan Corp. says it’s already working toward a goal of achieving $1 million in operating income by the end of fiscal 2020, a significant...
TAKING SHAPE: Architects Donald Powers, left, and Douglas Kallfelz, of Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, outside a three-building project the firm designed on Westminster Street in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Union Studio is expert at drawing connections

Founded nearly 20 years ago on the idea that architects’ influence should extend beyond the design of a building, Union Studio Architecture & Community...
UP CLOSE AND PERSONNEL: Alex Hughes, founder and president of Reigning Love Staffing Agency, says the agency is trying to meet the needs of the Woonsocket area. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Woonsocket-based staffing agency’s focus is hyperlocal

By the end of its third day in business in mid-October, more than 20 people had come into Reigning Love Staffing Agency to ask...
DIVERSE DISCUSSION: Panelists discuss the evolution of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace at Providence Business News’ Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Dec. 5. From left: moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello, Guillaume Bagal, Marianne Monte, Kim Lee and Nirva LaFortune. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN panelists: Companies need top-level commitment to break diversity, inclusion barriers

As the workforce in contemporary America changes rapidly, diversity and inclusion initiatives have taken on new dimensions, and more significance. Now they mean more than...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...

This is the skill employers desire most

The job world is changing so rapidly it’s next to impossible to know what to do even in the short term to get ahead,...
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