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CITIZENS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION has partnered with LISC to grant $150,000 to support the Bridges to Careers program at the Genesis Center in Providence as well as create a "retention coach" position at the center. The grant was part of a three-city partnership between Citizens and LISC implemented in Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens Charitable Foundation partners with LISC, donates $150K to Providence workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Charitable Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corp. have come together in Providence, Boston and Philadelphia to support education and training programs,...
NEW HIRE: Jody Jencks was recently hired as director of PVD HeatlhWorks, a training program for residents interested in jobs in the health care and social-assistance field.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City building pipeline to jobs in growing field

Under Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence is the first community in Rhode Island to create a training program for residents interested in jobs in...

Genesis Center promotes 3 staff members after organizational growth

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this year, Genesis Center recognized the quality of its existing staff by promoting three individuals.Cherilyn Dyer, a seven-year Genesis Center veteran...
EIGHT RHODE ISLAND-BASED nonprofit organizations will share $140,000 of the $1.5 million recently donated nationwide by Citizens Bank to increase financial literacy. From left, Keith Kelly, president, Citizens Bank Rhode Island; Tony Maione, CEO, United Way of Rhode Island; Barbara Cottam, head of corporate affairs, Citizens Bank; and R.I. Treasurer Seth Magaziner. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

8 local nonprofits benefit from Citizens financial literacy campaign

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to increase financial literacy in the Ocean State, eight Rhode Island-based nonprofit organizations will share $140,000 of the $1.5...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA and state officials have announced a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership designed to train city residents in the health care and social service sectors. The program is supported by a $300,000 grant from the state Department of Labor and Training. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence launches PVD Healthworks to boost health care, social assistance workforce

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city’s Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull met with state officials and health industry representatives Friday...
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...
KEN WAGNER, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDE announces $2.69M in 21st Century CLC grants

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education awarded $2.69 million in grants to 10 community-based organizations with a focus on after-school and summer programs...
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