Childs and Edwards named 2017 RIF Innovation Fellows

DITRA EDWARDS and Donna Childs are flanked by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, far right. Childs and Edwards were chosen from nearly 200 applicants to receive $300,000 over three years to pursue their proposals for improving civic engagement in Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
DITRA EDWARDS and Donna Childs are flanked by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, far right. Childs and Edwards were chosen from nearly 200 applicants to receive $300,000 over three years to pursue their proposals for improving civic engagement in Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
PROVIDENCE – Donna Childs and Ditra Edwards were named 2017 Innovation Fellows by the Rhode Island Foundation at a celebration on Wednesday at the organization’s headquarters. Now in its sixth year, Childs and Edwards each will receive “genius” grants of $300,000 over the next three years to complete community-based projects aimed at improving civic engagement.…

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