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BRENT RUNYON will step down as executive director of the Providence Preservation Society. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Providence Preservation Society director Runyon to step down

PROVIDENCE – When Brent Runyon moved to Rhode Island in 2013 to take the role of Providence Preservation Society’s executive director, he was at...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL District has been noted as the Providence Preservation Society's 2023 Most Endangered Properties. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Providence Preservation Society lists 2023 most endangered properties

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society on Tuesday released its 2023 Most Endangered Properties list, which will also be shared during the society’s annual...
RHODE ISLAND once again received mixed results, including another failing grade on funding tobacco prevention programs, from the American Lung Association, according to its annual State of Tobacco Control report.

Report: State woefully underfunding tobacco control programs

PROVIDENCE – Once again, the American Lung Association has given Rhode Island a mixed report card on ending tobacco use in the state, including...
AL VARIO has been named the new CEO and president of the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. / COURTESY J. ARTHUR TRUDEAU MEMORIAL CENTER

Vario named Trudeau Center’s new CEO and president

WARWICK – There has been a leadership change at the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. The nonprofit that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest issue brief released Thursday shows that racial and ethnic disparities remain in local education.

KIDS COUNT: Racial disparities remain in R.I. education

PROVIDENCE – Racial and ethnic disparities still exist in various aspects in education across all grades in Rhode Island, according to Rhode Island KIDS...
HEAVY LIFTING: Cliff Moniz, a driver/warehouse worker at the We Share Hope food pantry and market in East Providence, unloads food ­donations. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofit sector overlooked key to a healthy economy

Selfless nonprofits are often the difference between needy Rhode Islanders going without during the holidays and managing to provide enough food and a few...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $550,000 in grants to 24 local animal welfare organizations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $550K in grants to 24 animal welfare organizations

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that it has awarded $550,000 in grants to 24 animal welfare organizations across the Ocean State. The...
THE R.I. STATE COUNCIL on the Arts awarded 93 grants totaling $452,206 to local arts and culture organizations, folk artists, individual artists and artists working in the health care sector.

RISCA awards 93 grants totaling $452K to local artists, organizations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts has issued 93 grants totaling $452,206 to local arts and cultural organizations, folk artists, individual...

United Way of R.I.’s 211 program gets $1.5M toward expansion

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has committed $1.5 million in funding to help the United Way of Rhode Island...
BUILDING THE FUTURE: College Unbound Director of Admissions Jose Rodriguez, left; co-founder, Provost and President Adam Bush; and Sylvia Spears, vice president for administration and innovation, talk during a work session at the Providence nonprofit. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

College Unbound offers a pathway that changes lives

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Higher Education: College Unbound College Unbound is working to reinvent the college experience for underserved adult learners, many...
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