KELSEY MULLEN was recently named the director of education for the Providence Preservation Society. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Five Questions with: Kelsey Mullen

Kelsey Mullen was recently named the director of education for the Providence Preservation Society, a nonprofit that advocates for historic preservation within the city....
BEFORE MEL BRIDE was hired as San Miguel School’s director of development, she served as an educator and dean at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts. / COURTESY SAN MIGUEL SCHOOL

Independent San Miguel School hires new development director, adds 3 board...

PROVIDENCE – The San Miguel School has appointed a new director of development, a key position for the independent school that receives little government...
CHILDREN MAKE CRAFTS during a previous Duffle Bag (& more) Bash hosted by Adoption Rhode Island the R.I. Office of the Child Advocate. The fourth annual event will be held Aug. 11 at noon at the Matunuck Community Center in South Kingstown. / COURTESY ADOPTION RHODE ISLAND

Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 2, 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...
Dedicated to bringing safe, affordable housing to her neighborhood, Sharon Conard-
Wells has raised more than $120 million for the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp., for which she has been executive director since 1991. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Meet people where they are, not where we think they should...

Sharon Conard-Wells | West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. executive directorHills can be obstacles or glorious delights.Diversity and difference are not bad words. Diversity can...

Meeting Street garners $200K donation for early-childhood development center

PROVIDENCE – Meeting Street has received a $200,000 donation from the James M. Cox Foundation that will go toward financing its new Center for...

Newport Hospital gala raises $1M for programs, expansion

NEWPORT – The Newport Hospital fundraiser “A Salute to Health” raised more than $1 million for hospital programs and for the completion of an...

Trinity Rep to offer ‘sensory-friendly’ performances for 2019-2020 season

PROVIDENCE – Trinity Repertory Company has announced a series of performances during the 2019-2020 season that will be “sensory-friendly” for autistic audience members and...

Philanthropy Calendar, July 26, 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...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Carla DeStefano

Carla DeStefano | Executive director, Stop Wasting Abandoned Property1. What is SWAP’s priority now in the Greater South Providence neighborhoods, and are rental apartments...
GETTING INVOLVED: Parent Yulaana Perez speaks during a public forum on the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy report on Providence schools. R.I. education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza listen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Role for businesses in boosting city schools

Businesses expect more than they’re getting from Providence schools, including graduates who can enter the workforce directly from high school without remedial help, who...
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