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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.
 / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

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...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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,...

DHS, DOH partner to award preschool-development grants

PROVIDENCE – As a result of a partnership between the R.I. Department of Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health, five health equity...

R.I. receives $2M in federal funds for Early Head Start program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2 million in federal Early Head Start funds to promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of low-income...

Five Questions With: Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins is the executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, a nonprofit that is working on community-development initiatives in several neighborhoods in Providence. She...
MISSION-DRIVEN: Children’s Friend staff takes part in initiatives such as a holiday drive that provides clothing and toys to vulnerable families.
 / COURTESY CHILDREN’S FRIEND

Children’s Friend

Best Places to Work 2019 | LARGE COMPANIES (150-499 employees): 13. Children’s FriendWhat are your requirements for employees to update and augment their job...

PCU announces $104,500 in grants from Community Investment Fund

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Credit Union's Community Investment Fund is awarding $104,500 in grants to 11 local nonprofits focused on providing academic support to low-income...

Children’s Friend renovating former Providence elementary school

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Children’s Friend is overseeing the renovation of a former Providence elementary school into a new early childhood center.The Asa Messer...
INCREASED GIVING: United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato, center, talks with Jason Boulan, project manager, digital media marketing, and Angela Bannerman Ankoma, executive vice president, director of community investment. Nicolato said the nonprofit has so far seen an increase in giving this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Proving value key to preserving donations

The new federal tax law implemented this year – with a doubling of the standard deduction amount allowed for individuals and married couples –...
FLEXIBLE DOLLARS: David Caprio, president of Children’s Friend, a nonprofit social service and education agency in Providence, speaks to the kids at Friendship Center. Caprio says although individual and corporate donations make up less than 10 percent of the nonprofit’s budget, those are its most flexible dollars. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofits wary of tax law’s impact on giving

For nonprofits that solicit individual and corporate donations, one of the potential pitfalls of the new federal tax law is the doubling of the...
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