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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...
CONGRESS MISSED THE deadline to renew federal CHIP funding which helps provide low-cost health care coverage for 27,000 children in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

CHIP funding expiration risks 27K R.I. children’s health care coverage as...

PROVIDENCE — Congress missed the Sept. 30 deadline to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9...
RHODE ISLAND'S MEDIAN income, according to the 2016 American Community Survey produced by the U.S. Census Bureau was $60,596, while its poverty rate was 12.8 percent for the year. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Report: R.I. has highest poverty rate in New England; 4th highest...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island ranked No. 25 for highest poverty rate in the nation, according to 2016 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau released...

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