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AL VARIO has been named the new CEO and president of the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. / COURTESY J. ARTHUR TRUDEAU MEMORIAL CENTER

Vario named Trudeau Center’s new CEO and president

WARWICK – There has been a leadership change at the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. The nonprofit that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities...
UNITED: YMCA of Greater Providence Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Kira Wills, standing, addresses her colleagues at the organization’s Providence office. Wills says the YMCA is for all, which is reflected by its staff being comprised of individuals who are neurodivergent, have disabilities, speak multiple languages, identify as LGBTQIA and are different ages.
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

YMCA of Greater Providence has been a community anchor for more...

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Social Services Agency: YMCA of Greater Providence THE YMCA OF GREATER PROVIDENCE has served as an anchor institution...
SOJOURNER HOUSE and Tri-County Community Action Agency received a three-year, $499,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women to help improve and expand services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals who are domestic and sexual assault victims.

Sojourner House, Tri-County Community Action receive $499K to expand abuse victim...

PROVIDENCE – Local domestic violence support nonprofit Sojourner House announced Tuesday that it has received a three-year, $499,999 grant from the U.S. Department of...
SPEARHEADING CHANGE: Toby Ayers, executive director of Rhode Island for Community and Justice, is leading programming to help bring the community together and establish youth empowerment across cultures. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Toby Ayers, Rhode Island for Community and Justice executive director


Leaders & Achievers 2022 TOBY AYERS Executive director, Rhode Island for Community and Justice WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE, Toby Ayers won a fellowship to study in...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE'S Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities announced Friday it has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

R.I. College’s Sherlock Center receives $3M federal grant

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College’s Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities has been awarded a five-year, $3 million U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Children’s Friend keeps its employees fit for work

PBN Healthiest Employers Awards 2022 15-499 EMPLOYEES 4. CHILDREN’S FRIEND AND SERVICE CEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 345 CHILDREN’S FRIEND AND SERVICE’S...

RIPEC: R.I. total spending grew 16.1% from FY14-19

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s state and local governments outspent the national average in fiscal 2019, the latest year for which such data are available,...
ERIN SPAULDING has been named the new executive director for Connecting for Children and Families in Woonsocket. / COURTESY CONNECTING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Spaulding named Connecting for Children and Families’ new executive director

WOONSOCKET – Erin Spaulding, the former senior vice president of youth development and family strengthening for Old Colony YMCA, has been named executive director...

Postcards could be effective tool in social safety net

President Joe Biden’s social safety net bill faces a tough road to passage. If it is passed, there’s another challenge ahead: How to get...
holiday cheer: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island employees gather for a Christmas party at the office.
COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island provides the right match...

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Social-Services Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island AS AN ORGANIZATION devoted to providing children in Rhode Island communities...
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