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Polaris MEP, Chicago nonprofit open manufacturing job training center

PROVIDENCE – Advanced manufacturing training sessions, job placement assistance, English language classes and financial coaching are a few resources now available to residents free...

Lifespan’s nursing assistant school licensed by the state

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp.’s nursing assistant school has been licensed as an approved training program by the R.I. Department of Health. The program offers free,...

United Way of R.I. starts search for nonprofit resource center director

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island Inc. has opened the application window seeking candidates to become the inaugural director of the organization’s nonprofit...
A SPECIAL WATERFIRE event took place April 1 as part of the 2023 401Gives Day initiative. The weekend-long statewide nonprofit support event raised a record $3.5 million for more than 540 organizations. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND

401Gives Day event raises $3.5M, sets new records for fundraising

PROVIDENCE – The state’s largest nonprofit fundraising initiative over the weekend set a new standard for raising money for local organizations. Now, it has...
THIS YEAR'S 401Gives Day will be a weekend affair starting Friday through April 3.

401Gives Day to be weekend affair this year, looks to raise...

PROVIDENCE – The largest single-day philanthropic event in Rhode Island will get a bit bigger this weekend, hopefully reaching more lofty goals in order...
FAMILY MEETING: Andrew Torrado, left, and Luis C. Torrado, second from left, speak with their father, Luis A. Torrado, president of L. A. Torrado Architects Inc. in Providence. Torrado’s sons are project managers at the company.
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An architect with designs on boosting minority firms

(Editor’s note: This is the 30th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
THE LIFESPAN CANCER INSTITUTE is using a $10 million grant from the Papitto Opportunity Connection for a new program to get high school students of color interested in careers in cancer research and treatment. The institute is also using the money to enhance cancer research at Lifespan Corp.'s Coro Center in Providence. COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Lifespan Cancer Institute launches career program for young people of color

PROVIDENCE – The Lifespan Cancer Institute is launching a new program to train high school students of color for a career in cancer research...
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Hope & Main making food Providence’s business

Lisa Raiola, founder and president of food business incubator Hope & Main in Warren, shared insights from her years of bringing amateur cooks through...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, helps with local state education and business officials cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

New Woonsocket Education Center officially opens

WOONSOCKET – State-elected and education officials on Tuesday formally cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center that has officially opened at 115...

Navigant, R.I. Hispanic Chamber offer low-interest loans for Latinx small businesses

PROVIDENCE – The state’s largest credit union has partnered with a Hispanic business services group to try to help Latinx small-business owners secure bank...
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