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R.I. Foundation unveils 10-year plan, $1M commitment to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Within the last two years, Rhode Island has started making the long journey to repair the public education system in the state. In...
Tom Giordano has served as executive director of the Partnership for Rhode Island, a nonprofit comprised of chief executives from the state’s largest employers and nonprofits, since the organization’s founding in 2017. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of partnership

Tom Giordano | Partnership for Rhode Island executive director The partnership addresses big-picture issues that affect all Rhode Islanders. The lessons we’ve learned can be...
GETTING INVOLVED: Parent Yulaana Perez speaks during a public forum on the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy report on Providence schools. R.I. education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza listen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Role for businesses in boosting city schools

Businesses expect more than they’re getting from Providence schools, including graduates who can enter the workforce directly from high school without remedial help, who...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Tom Giordano

5Q: Tom Giordano | Executive director, Partnership for Rhode Island 1. More than three-quarters of Rhode Island voters in November approved a $250 million bond...

Taking ownership of public education

Rhode Island needs a well-educated workforce to strengthen small businesses, the backbone of our economy. We need a strong, stable public education system to...

RIF ‘investment’ in state grows

The Rhode Island Foundation in recent years has increasingly taken a more active role as a community convener, planner and funder. That evolution, as...
RHODY BOOST: Tom Giordano, executive director, Partnership for Rhode Island, says the nonprofit will work to better the state’s education, employment and business environments. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business leaders partner for stronger Rhode Island

The nonprofit Partnership for Rhode Island brings together the heads of companies that collectively employ more than 500,000 people. The companies all have headquarters or...
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