Nonprofit & Education

Providence Preservation Society to host Winter Bash at Bomes Theater

PROVIDENCE – On Feb. 23, the Providence Preservation Society will hold its 16th annual winter fundraiser, this year with a Hollywood theme. The event will...

URI to host 4th annual Guitar Festival in April

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will host its fourth annual Guitar Festival April 5-7. Participating artists for 2019 include Gaelle Solal from...

Providence Career & Tech students gain home-construction experience

PROVIDENCE – A beam-signing ceremony was held on Jan. 15 to celebrate achievements made by Providence Career & Technical Academy students in the Home...
ATTENDEES DANCE during last year's Busy Buddies Foundation's Roaring '20s gala. This year's event will take place on Feb. 9 at Laurel Lane Country Club in South Kingstown. / COURTESY BUSY BUDDIES FOUNDATION

Philanthropy Calendar, Feb. 8, 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...
In addition to serving as the eighth president of Wheaton College, Dennis M. Hanno is the founder and CEO of IDEA4Africa, a nonprofit that mentors and incubates young entrepreneurs who are addressing community needs while building local businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Trust, communication empower employees to innovate

Dennis M. Hanno | Wheaton College president | IDEA4Africa founder and CEO Businesses and organizations that are innovative typically share one characteristic: a culture that...
MONEY MATTERS: From left, Andy Posner, founder and CEO of the Capital Good Fund, and loan officers Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.  
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Commitment to one another binds a community together

So far, February has been a good month for social equity. The Capital Good Fund, a federally certified community-development financial institution, lends to underserved populations...
SPEECH PREP: Sree Dasari, a student at La Salle Academy in Providence, has started her own business. She is designing an app that uses virtual reality scenarios to help people work on their public-speaking skills.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Easing the anxiety of public speaking

For Sree Dasari, 17 isn’t too young to be an entrepreneur. The La Salle Academy student last year founded Vadati VR to eventually produce an...

Osso named board president of Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

CAROL OSSO was recently named the new board president for the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center. The organization provides services to individuals from the Blackstone...
IN A STATEMENT THURSDAY, Brown University announced a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund efforts to catalog, photography and establish a professional inventory of the school's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collection prior to a yet-to-be-determined relocation to Providence from Bristol. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown receives $5M to prep Haffenreffer Museum for a move to...

PROVIDENCE – Preparation for a planned move from Bristol to Providence for the Brown University Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology was announced Thursday after the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION issued an RFP for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The state has made about $3 million available this year. Applicants must include both after-school and summer programming.

RIDE issues RFP for $3M in funding for after-school and summer...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education has issued a request for proposals for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The department has...
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