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To the Editor:While I was pleased to see that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down,...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT's 25th annual factbook shows mixed results in efforts to improve the well-being of children statewide.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Child poverty on decline, as other challenges rise

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of Rhode Island children living in poverty continues to decline, edging down to 16.6% in 2017 from 17% a year...
AMENITY AID will hold its fifth annual Benefit Auction & Spectacular on April 6 at The Arcade in Providence. / COURTESY NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS

Philanthropy Calendar, April 5, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
A REPORT BY RHODE ISLAND Kids Count found that more than one-third of children in the state are either overweight or obese, while 62 percent are considered to have healthy weights. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

Report: One-third of R.I. children overweight or obese

PROVIDENCE – About 35 percent of children in Rhode Island are obese or overweight, according to a new report from Rhode Island Kids Count.The...

American Lung Association uses $30K CVS grant for school policies ...

PROVIDENCE – The American Lung Association is using a $30,000 grant from CVS Health Corp. to help Rhode Island schools design, implement and enforce...
DELTA DENTAL of Rhode Island has gifted $1.5 million to support programs, clinics and professionals working to provide oral health care to those in need in Rhode Island.

Delta Dental of Rhode Island announces $1.5M in gifts to support...

PROVIDENCE – Delta Dental of Rhode Island has gifted more than $1.5 million to support programs, clinics and professionals working to provide oral health...
ON TUESDAY, R.I. Kids Count published a new issue brief on children in poverty. This chart shows 2018 data from the National Center for Children in Poverty on parental employment of children under age 18 by income level. / COURTESY RI KIDS COUNT

Report: R.I. parent employment outpaces national average

PROVIDENCE - In Rhode Island, the third state in the union to adopt a paid family leave program, the rate of children aged six...

Who’s on the Board?

Mission: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT improves the health, safety, education, economic well-being and development of Rhode Island’s children. Year founded: 1994 Executive director: Elizabeth Burke Bryant 2017...
THE NATIONAL Race for Results report shows Rhode Island Latino and African-American students fare worst in the U.S. in educational success. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

Report: R.I.’s Latino students fare worst in U.S. in educational success

PROVIDENCE – African-American and Latino children face systemic barriers to healthy development in Rhode Island, the latter facing the worst prospects in the U.S.,...
RICAA LEADER: Paula McFarland, right, executive director of the Rhode Island Community Action Association, speaks with administrative assistant Michelle Roy. McFarland received the United Way 211 Award for her work leading RICAA. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

United Way honors McFarland for leading RICCA

When it comes to giving in Rhode Island, there may be no more powerful force than the Rhode Island Community Action Association. But its...
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