Nonprofit & Education

R.I. Department of Education appoints 23 PrepareRI ambassadors

PROVIDENCE – The state Department of Education has named 23 PrepareRI ambassadors, a group of educators and community leaders who are expected to guide...

Warwick, East Providence Boys & Girls Clubs get Cox innovation labs

WARWICK – Boys & Girls Club facilities in Warwick and East Providence have launched innovation labs featuring equipment such as virtual reality headsets and...

Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 9, 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...
BIG LEAP: Andrew ­Palumbo of Warwick competes in the long jump for the Trudeau Tigers, at the Special Olympics Rhode Island Summer Games earlier this year.
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Sharing the joy of competition – and fitting in

FOR THE APPROXIMATELY 1,400 athletes from around the state who competed at the Special Olympics Rhode Island’s 51st Annual State Summer Games at the...
JOB TRAINING: We Make RI staff, from left: Diana Castellone, marketing specialist; Barbara Jackson, executive director; Katelyn Boudreau, vice president of employer relations; and Samantha Gobin, outreach coordinator, meet at the nonprofit’s Cranston offices.
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Manufacturing a new job

At least half of the men accepted into classes at We Make RI say they want to be machinists, or computer numerically controlled operators.The...
CONNECTED CLASSROOMS: Sandra Robinson, right, is the family preservation supervisor for Children’s Friend in Providence. The organization received a six-month grant through the R.I. Department of Health and the R.I. Department of Human Services, which it will use to expand parent and child access to culturally and linguistically responsive classrooms.
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Grants promote cultural inclusion

Culturally and linguistically responsive teaching is coming to more early-childhood education classrooms in Rhode Island.As part of a grant program through the R.I. Department...

Grady leading Meals on Wheels

MEGHAN GRADY was recently named executive director for Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, a nonprofit that helps deliver meals to senior residents in...

At Brown University, wellness ‘champions’ are plentiful 


Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #3: Brown UniversityCEO (or equivalent): Christina Paxson, president Number of employees: 4,400IT QUITE LITERALLY pays to be healthy...

At Bryant education,
wellness aligned

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 500-1,999 EMPLOYEES #3: Bryant UniversityCEO (or equivalent): Ronald K. Machtley, president Number of employees: 688Bryant University’s wellness program for employees...
FLEX TIME: Yoga classes at Children’s Friend are popular among its employees. From left: Stacy Couto, Michele Yun, Nicole Esposito, Kim Samos and Edouard Latortue, in the background.
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Culture shift to wellness 
at Children’s Friend

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #1: Children’s FriendCEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 380For the past 185 years,...
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