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Tracey Cunningham-Martins was named CEO and president of Cranston-based AccessPoint RI in 2022. She previously served as associate director of employment for the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Be inclusive for all

Tracey Cunningham-Martins | AccessPoint RI CEO and president Matching individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those with barriers to employment with suitable employers is...
TRAINING DAY: From left, Deric Vazquez, a client, and Michaela Fraser, employment enhancement facilitator at AccessPoint RI, go through training at the Woonsocket Education Center. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

AccessPoint RI building a workforce through an access point

PBN Innovative Companies 2023 Nonprofit/Social Services: AccessPoint RI For more than a half century Access­Point RI has taken an innovative approach to helping individuals prepare for...
APPROXIMATELY 255 ATTENDEES gathered Wednesday at The Graduate Providence for Providence Business News' 2023 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Awards ceremony. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Growth, innovation honored at PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies awards...

PROVIDENCE – A consulting firm, a renewable energy company, a bed and bath linens manufacturer and a hospitality company were recognized Wednesday as the...

PBN announces 27 honorees for 2023 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies...

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-seven local companies and organizations are among both the highest earners and the most innovative as part of Providence Business News’ 2023...

Fogarty Foundation grants $250K to 40 R.I. nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The John E. Fogarty Foundation on Friday granted a total of more than $250,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island that...
TRACEY CUNNINGHAM MARTINS is the new CEO and president of AccessPoint RI. / COURTESY ACCESSPOINT RI

AccessPoint RI taps Cunningham Martins as new CEO, president

CRANSTON – Tracey Cunningham Martins will be shifting her work in health care from the state level to leading a local nonprofit that provides...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced Thursday that it awarded 31 nonprofits approximately $1.7 million through its COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $1.7M in grants to 31 nonprofits to support...

PROVIDENCE – Roughly $1.7 million in grants were issued to 31 local nonprofit organizations by the Rhode Island Foundation from its COVID-19 Behavioral Health...
AND ADDITIONAL $1.4 million in grants were issued to 51 nonprofit organizations through the COVID-19 Response Fund, created by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation.

Additional $1.4M issued to nonprofits from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – An additional $1.4 million was issued to 51 local nonprofit organizations through the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island...
THOMAS P. KANE, left, president and CEO of AccessPoint RI, assists Christopher Perry of Coventry with his workout. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AccessPoint RI receives $48K grant from RIF to collaborate with NEIT

CRANSTON - AccessPoint RI was awarded a $48,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to launch a new initiative to help individuals with disabilities...
STORYTELLER: Chris Forte works part time at the Home Depot on Charles Street in Providence, where his responsibilities include retrieving carriages from the parking lot and assisting customers with loading heavy purchases into their cars and trucks. He enjoys telling stories and interacting with customers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Following guide of consent decree, Rhode Island improving opportunities for mentally...

In June 2013, federal investigators filed a complaint in U.S. District Court accusing Providence and Rhode Island of segregating individuals with intellectual and developmental...
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