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STRATEGIC IMPACTS: Adama Brown, United Way of Rhode Island Inc.’s director of research and data analytics, oversees and determines strategies for evaluating the impact of donated funds from the nonprofit on equity matters within the community. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

United Way’s Brown is a lone start who is maintaining the...

PBN Diversity Equity & Inclusion 2023 Awards Diversity Champion: Adama Brown, United Way of Rhode Island Inc. AS A BLACK CHILD IN TEXAS in the...
CHRISTIN ZOLLICOFFE, far right, vice president of chief belonging and equity officer at Lifespan Corp., speaks during Providence Business News’ 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit and Awards program on Thursday. Also on the panel are, from right, Amy Walsh, executive director of commercial banking and diverse business regional executive for JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Jenny Bautista Ravreby, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island diversity, equity, and inclusion manager; Kevin Matta, board president for Diversity and Inclusion Professionals and senior director of people & culture for United Way of Rhode Island Inc.; Talia Brookshire, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s chief diversity officer; and Shameen Awan, vice president of talent management and DE&I assistant vice president at Amica Mutual Insurance Co. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN Summit: Diversity, equity and inclusion not only about metrics, but cultural transformation

WARWICK – When it comes to increasing workplace diversity, it's not about reaching a destination but continuing a journey of improvement. That’s according to participants...

Smiley requests United Way’s reparations allocation be increased

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Thursday he will request an amendment to the city’s $10 million "COVID-19 Equities Program," increasing the amount...
5Q: David N. Cicilline
CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

5Q: David N. Cicilline

5Q: David N. Cicilline | CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation 1. When you were named the foundation’s new CEO and president, you told...
PLAYTIME: Jordan Towle, a visitor services manager at the Providence Children’s Museum, plays with Jorge Rodrigues, 1, of Providence. The museum, according to Executive Director Caroline Payson, relies on ticket sales and membership fees to bolster operating costs. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding workforce is labor intensive for local nonprofits

The COVID-19 pandemic’s cascading aftereffects have been complicated and hard to shake for Rhode Island’s nonprofits, which employ 67,000 Rhode Islanders. That number represents...
STARTING IT OFF: Nancy Wolanski has been appointed the first executive director of the newly formed nonprofit resource center that is getting support from United Way of Rhode Island Inc.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

To aid nonprofits, new United Way of R.I. resource center needs...

Establishing a village to support Rhode Island’s nonprofit ­industry is going to take, well, a village. That’s why the United Way of Rhode Island Inc....
HOMEGROWN: Amelia Lopez, left, Southside Community Land Trust food access associate, and Appoline Alphonsine, a college intern, sort through vegetables harvested by the Providence nonprofit. SCLT recently received an $80,000 grant from the city that was not part of the $10 million racial reparation initiative. Some have complained that the city is moving too slow on deploying the $10 million equities program.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

What happened to Providence’s reparations initiative?

Jim Vincent threw himself into the work when he was appointed to the Providence Municipal Reparations Commission in early 2022 because he saw an...

United Way of R.I. to launch nonprofit resource center in fall,...

PROVIDENCE – Nancy Wolanski feels Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector is overlooked, under resourced and there are not enough adequate investments in the capacity of...
COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT: Staffers from the United Way of Rhode Island Inc. work together during a recent retreat. 
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United Way of Rhode Island

PBN Best Places To Work Awards 2023 MIDSIZE COMPANIES #20: United Way of Rhode Island Inc. Employees in R.I. 75 CEO Cortney Nicolato Questions answered by Millicent Budlong-Springer,...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS announced 67 honorees for its 2023 Best Places to Work Awards program.

PBN announces 2023 Best Places to Work honorees

PROVIDENCE – Sixty-seven honorees have been named by Providence Business News for its 2023 Best Places to Work Awards program. Each of the companies and...
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