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Tutson receives Public Humanities Scholar Award from RICH

VALERIE TUTSON is the founding member and executive director of Rhode Island Black Storytellers. The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities recently awarded Tutson...
ASSISTING: Karin Rondeau, family nurse practitioner at the new Randall Square location of Providence Community Health Centers, talks with her medical assistants, Leslie Alvarez, left, and Celia Ortiz. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PCHC moves to larger facility to meet growing demand

Providence Community Health Centers Inc. has traded its Chad Brown Street location for a larger 1 Randall Square facility in Providence to meet growing...
NONPROFITS THAT SERVE the Latino community have until Sept. 29 to apply for grants from the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. Tending a community garden in Providence are teenagers hired by the Southside Community Land Trust, which received a grant from the program earlier this year. / COURTESY SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST

Rhode Island Foundation offering grants to benefit Latino community

PROVIDENCE – The deadline for applications to the Rhode Island Foundation for grants in support of the local Latino community through the Juanita Sánchez...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION awarded $49,540 in community grants in South County. Above, from left to right: Rhode Island Foundation CEO Neil Steinberg, Kathie Kelleher of Friends of Canonchet Farm, Kathy Vigness-Raposa of the Land Conservancy of North Kingstown and Cindy MacDonald and Terry Murphy of the South Kingstown Senior Center. /COURTESY THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $49.5K of community grants to local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded seven South County nonprofits more than $49,540 in grants.“These grants will create places to gather, build...

RIF seeks grant applications for Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund

PROVIDENCE – In celebration of black philanthropy month, a Wednesday release from the Rhode Island Foundation called on nonprofit organizations serving Rhode Island's African...

It’s time to do better

As a state, and a nation, we are facing critical issues. Decisions made regarding those issues will impact us for generations – requiring strategic,...
JILLIAN FINKLE IS THE coordinator of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, a collaborative effort between Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and many partners to revitalize the Broad Street corridor throughout the three communities. /COURTESY JILLIAN FINKLE

Five Questions With: Jillian Finkle

Jillian Finkle is the coordinator of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, which is a project tying together three communities in the Blackstone Valley: Pawtucket,...
IYRS SCHOOL OF Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The IYRS campus in Bristol is one example of the East Bay's concentration of composites expertise, which a new $125,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to tap into. /COURTESY MICHAEL CAMERON

RIMTA, Bristol receive $125K to build composites industry

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s federal delegates announced a $125,000 grant to support job creation and economic growth in the state’s composites industry.U.S. Sens. Jack...
CHALLENGES BEYOND TRAINING: Dr. Michelle Cyr, right, associate dean for academic affairs at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, with third-year medical student Lizzy Tarr, sees many financial obstacles facing young physicians in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/­Michael Salerno

Changes are needed to recruit and retain physicians in Rhode Island,...

Inconsistent data about Rhode Island’s health care system could give anyone a headache.The Commonwealth Fund’s 2017 Scorecard on State Health System Performances found that...

With $205.8 million impact, arts economy is strong in Providence

Given the results of the most recent Americans for the Arts study, “Arts & Economic Prosperity 5,” it’s no coincidence Providence is known as...
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