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Philanthropy Calendar, March 22, 2019

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THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION will hold its 11th annual Fight For Air Climb on March 23 at the Omni Providence Hotel. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Philanthropy Calendar, March 15, 2019

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IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST: H. Jefferson Melish is a lawyer, as well as a member and activist on the South Kingstown Immigration Task Force and the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. South Kingstown is the only municipality in the state to adopt a version of an ACLU ordinance that rejects local police cooperation with a federal program that deputizes local police departments to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Long-simmering divisions on immigration have boiled over nationally. Is the Ocean...

In March 2017 the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union drafted a model ordinance that would reject local police cooperation with...
SEASONED INTERPRETER: Jose Cruz, left, is a medically certified interpreter who has worked for Pinpoint Translation Services in Providence for more than a decade. Cruz speaks with Elba Morales, right, of Providence, a Spanish-speaking resident of PACE Organization of Rhode Island, as Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pinpoint fills need for interpreters

As Rhode Island’s population becomes more diverse, business and government entities are encountering more people who need goods and services but who have trouble...

Winning grants key to nonprofits’ survival

When grants are critical to the operations of a business or nonprofit, the skill of the writer behind the application is essential.Around Rhode Island,...
THE RHODE ISLAND DELEGATION announced $250,000 for the Rhode Island Citizenship Consortium to assist permanent residents with the naturalization process. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. delegation announces $250K for Rhode Island Citizenship Consortium

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Citizenship Consortium will receive $250,000 to assist permanent residents with the nationalization process, the Rhode Island delegation announced Friday...
MEARTHANE PRODUCTS CORP. employees hold their certificates after graduating from an English language learners course that was offered by the company in partnership with the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island. /COURTESY MEARTHANE PRODUCTS CORP.

Dorcas offers English language lessons for Mearthane employees

CRANSTON – Eleven Mearthane Products Corp. employees have graduated from a new English language learner partnership the 50-plus-year-old company sparked with Dorcas International Institute...
HERMAN ROSE, pictured above second from left, with Youth in Action participants, created the ADDD fund to increase public access to information through the preservation and promotion of print, digital and other formats of historical material. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION/STEW MILNE

R.I. Foundation awards $16K to promote access to historical records

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded nine grants, over $16,000, to nonprofits to promote public access to historical records, the R.I. Foundation announced...
HELPING HAND: Amanda Hanley, right, transition councilor for Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning, assists Esther Alvarez, of Woonsocket, as part of an adult-education class for workers learning English skills. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL
SALERNO

Demand for ESL classes far exceeds openings

More than half of the 6,000 adults in Rhode Island taking part in adult-education classes are trying to improve their English-language skills.But the demand...

Elorza announces program for immigrant students

PROVIDENCE – For the past three weeks, 41 recently emigrated high school-aged students from countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central America have...
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