Nonprofit & Education

Five Questions With: Jessica Vega

Jessica Vega was recently named the Pawtucket/Central Falls program director for Social Enterprise Greenhouse, a Providence-based nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs and startup businesses deemed...

R.I. Foundation distributes $385K in grants to projects in 26 communities

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $385,000 in grants to fund more than 40 neighborhood-based projects in 26 cities and towns, including...

Five Questions With: Firas Khatib

Firas Khatib is a professor of computer and information science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2008, Khatib helped develop a computer game,...

URI researcher trying to make ‘laser scarecrow’ commercial success

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island researcher has created what she calls a “laser scarecrow” that avoids problems caused by other methods...

R.I. civil rights history exhibit to open with panel discussion, speaking...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Historical Society, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission are celebrating the...

5 local volunteers awarded $10K grants at 2019 Myra Kraft Community...

PROVIDENCE – Four people from Rhode Island and one from Bristol County, Mass., were honored for their volunteerism at the 2019 Myra Kraft Community...
PEOPLE SIT and look at various items during last year's Foster Parrots Ltd.'s Fall Fundraiser Extravaganza. This year's fundraiser will take place Sept. 7 beginning at noon at the sanctuary in Hopkinton. / COURTESY FOSTER PARROTS LTD.

Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 30, 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...
ON THE MOVE: Island Moving Company founder and Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, with company dancer Emily Baker in the background. The ballet performance company is planning and fundraising for a new $4 million building that would include three studios as a black box theater and provide a home for its Newport Academy of Ballet.
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Island Moving ballet works to connect

Masterful use of venues such as Rosecliff mansion and the tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry has shaped the Island Moving Company’s relationship with...
ADDED BENEFIT: Jacques Afonso, manager of community and customer management with National Grid Rhode Island, speaks with Jennifer Bray, senior program manager for corporate communications. Afonso has taken advantage of National Grid’s partial student-loan repayment benefit to help pay back $60,000 in loans after graduating from Suffolk University in 2009.
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Loan repayment helps employers compete

Jacques Afonso, a manager of community and customer management for National Grid Rhode Island, had worked for the utility for almost a decade when...
BACK FROM THE BRINK: The 1921 Bomes Theatre in Providence was on the verge of being condemned after years of abandonment. Tavares LLC, in conjunction with RGB Architects Inc. and Merette Rodriguez Architects, oversaw a $2.5 million renovation of the historic theater.

Formerly abandoned Bomes Theatre undergoes complete restoration

Bomes Theatre | 1017 Broad St., ProvidenceOwner and developer/general contractor: Tavares LLC Tenant: Dolce Vida Bebe Events Architects and interior designers: RGB Architects Inc. and Merette...
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