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THREE RHODE ISLAND WRITERS have been awarded $25,000 by the Rhode Island Foundation's Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards 3 writers $25K

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a combined $75,000 to three writers to write for one year, the foundation announced Friday.The $25,000...
SIX STUDENTS FROM the construction management program at Roger Williams University finished second in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 6/7 competition held in Sparks, Nev., Feb. 7-9. Pictured, from left: Michael Emmer, RWU professor of construction management, with Nate Dionne, Nick Morrison, Greg Pomerleau, Carl Anderson, Jon Gomes and Ruben Fonseca. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU construction students finish 2nd in national competition

BRISTOL – Six students in the construction management program at Roger Williams University performed well at a recent national construction competition in Nevada.The team,...

Five Questions With: Gina McDonald

As a certified public accountant and lead consultant at FMA, Gina McDonald works with a variety of nonprofit organizations to help them build their...
COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY ACTION Program staffers, Rotary Club of Cranston members and a representative of Shaw's Supermarket gather Tuesday to cut the ribbon on CCAP's newly expanded food bank at the nonprofit's office in Cranston. / COURTESY COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

CCAP introduces expanded food bank

CRANSTON – Individuals seeking food from the Comprehensive Community Action Program’s food bank will have a more traditional shopping experience the next time they...
CITY YEAR PROVIDENCE recently received $70,000 from the Providence City Council to support the nonprofit’s partnership with city schools. Pictured, from left: Alex Molina, managing director of impact for City Year Providence; Providence City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia; Providence City Council President Sabina Matos; Jennie Johnson, executive director of City Year Providence; Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Maher; Providence City Council Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr.; and Matthew Shumate, deputy chief of staff to Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

City Year Providence receives $70K from City Council

PROVIDENCE – City Year Providence received a $70,000 boost from the City Council on Feb. 15 to support the nonprofit’s partnership with city schools.The...
STUDENTS AND STAFF visit exhibits of businesses at the Junior Achievement of Rhode Island's JA Inspire Career Fair at the R.I. Convention Center in December 2018. / COURTESY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF RHODE ISLAND

Junior Achievement of Rhode Island earns Peak Performance Team Award

WARWICK – Junior Achievement of Rhode Island was recognized Wednesday by parent organization Junior Achievement USA with the 2017-18 Peak Performance Team Award, honoring...
ATTENDEES SAMPLE desserts during the 2018 Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Cookies & Cocktails event at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. This year's event will be held on March 7 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. / COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND

Philanthropy Calendar, Feb. 22, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
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Five Questions With Allison Gaines Pell

Allison Gaines Pell | Head of school, The Wheeler School1. What prompted the recent change in the school’s mission ­statement? Our new mission...
CONTEMPORARY VIEW: Bobbie Lemmons, right, founder and creative director of Atelier Newport, in the gallery with ­Michele Maker Palmieri. Lemmons focuses on emerging and midcareer artists.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Newport gallery grows with city

For the past three years, Atelier Newport owner Bobbie Lemmons has exhibited artists she admires and respects at the contemporary art gallery, located adjacent...

Rahmanian to lead RIC’s Unity Center

PEGAH RAHMANIAN was recently named director of Rhode Island College’s Unity Center. She previously served as executive director of Providence-based nonprofit Youth In Action....
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