Nonprofit & Education

New England Tech, Health Department to collaborate on training

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology is collaborating with the state Department of Health to train New England Tech students in...
TEACHING TOOL: Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers, students in the process technician program at the Westerly Education Center, use a teaching tool that mimics industrial systems in the handling of liquids.
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BRIAN MCDONALD

Managing ‘process’ a wanted skill

Process technician: The name doesn’t necessarily trigger an awareness or emotion among Rhode Island job seekers, but maybe it should.Employers are looking for them,...
BETTER COMMUNICATION: Karey Bouvier, a fifth grade teacher at Carl Lauro Elementary School in Providence, said she became certified as an English as a second language teacher to better communicate with her students.
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RWU looks to expand ESL teacher program statewide following successful pilot

Nearly all the students in Karey Bouvier’s Carl Lauro Elementary School fifth grade classroom in Providence are native Spanish speakers. Bouvier, on the other...

Junior Achievement of Rhode Island named peak performer

LEE LEWIS is the president of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island, a Warwick-based nonprofit that provides K-12 students with skills and knowledge in workforce...
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On a roll

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island account executive Phil Notardonato paints a wall in the main hallway of the Cranston YMCA during...
A PAIR OF RUNNERS participate during last year's Run For Your Life 5K at the University of Rhode Island. This year's 5K will be held Sunday, April 14, at the university. / COURTESY RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 5K

Philanthropy Calendar, April 12, 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...
THE STUDENT CHAPTER of the Associated General Contractors at Roger Williams University has won a national award. COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU student group for construction trades wins national award

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University has been recognized as one of three universities with the nation's most outstanding student chapters of the Associated General...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO, shown in her office, testified before the Senate Education and Finance committees on Wednesday in support of her proposal to expand the Rhode Island Promise program PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo: Cost of expanded tuition-free R.I. Promise program ‘a drop in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo told lawmakers Wednesday that her proposed $5.3 million expansion of the tuition-free program Rhode Island Promise is crucial...
A RENDERING of the Living Edge proposal by Adam Anderson selected as the winner of the 2019 CityWorks Design Challenge. / COURTESY DOWNCITY DESIGN

Anderson of Design Under Sky selected for 2019 CityWorks Design Challenge

PROVIDENCE – Adam Anderson of Design Under Sky had the winning proposal for the 2019 CityWorks Design Challenge, DownCity Design announced this week.The design...
BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Christina Paxson has announced that the university will be conducting a comprehensive review of its admissions and student-life policies./ PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown forms panel to scrutinize admissions, student-life policies

PROVIDENCE – Brown University President Christina Paxson says the university is launching an extensive review of its admissions and student-life policies to ensure fairness...
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