Nonprofit & Education

DR. CHANG LEE, a retired surgeon, volunteers at the Rhode Island Free Clinic twice a month. The clinic, which serves about 1,600 uninsured patients, has a large new facility, but not enough volunteers to meet a fast-rising demand for services. /

Facing a rising tide of uninsured

As Lisa Smolski walks through the cheerful yellow hallways of the Rhode Island Free Clinic’s new space on the third floor of 655 Broad...
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Many restaurants give generously to charity

The National Restaurant Association recently surveyed its members about their participation in community activities. Responding restaurateurs were mostly owners of single, mid-priced restaurants –...

Brown chosen to be part of national Ph.D. project

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has been chosen to participate in a national initiative to increase completion rates in doctoral programs. The Ph.D. Completion Project,...

Bryant students get help from Target to take exam

SMITHFIELD – Two seniors at Bryant University have won $250 scholarships from Target to take the Professional in Human Resources Certification Exam, a credential...

PC names its first dean of international studies

PROVIDENCE – Providence College has chosen Adrian Beaulieu to be its first dean of international studies. Beaulieu, who was chosen from more than...

Patrick education plan sets ambitious targets

BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has introduced a plan to provide universal pre-kindergarten, full-day kindergarten, an extended school day and year, and free...

Anonymous donor gives URI $1M challenge grant

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million challenge grant from an anonymous donor, who said he would match gifts...

Chilean ex-president takes term at Watson Institute

PROVIDENCE – Ricardo Lagos Escobar, president of Chile from 2000 to 2006, has been appointed to a five-year term as professor-at-large at the Thomas...
THE NONPROFIT Providence Public Library system relies on the city for the better part of its funding; its current one-year extension of their previous agreement expires at the end of this month. Above, the lobby of the PPL's Knight Memorial Branch on Elmwood Avenue. /

Mayor proposes 3-year deal with PPL

PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline has proposed a three-year contract with the Providence Public Library system that would increase city funding by 10...
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Mass. launches YouthWorks summer jobs program

LYNN, Mass. – Gov. Deval Patrick today called on Bay State employers to provide jobs this summer for Massachusetts teens. His comments came at...

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