BankRI gives $5K to Breakthrough

DAYO AKINJISOLA, who will be a senior at LaSalle Academy, assists Brandon Khamsomphou, a middle-school student in Providence public schools. Akinjisola is a graduate of a Summerbridge’s Teacher Training Program to which Bank Rhode Island recently contributed $5,000.
Posted 8/24/12

Bank Rhode Island recently announced that it has awarded a $5,000 grant to Breakthrough Providence. The organization, formerly known as Providence Summerbridge, helps to provide pathways to college for low-income, academically motivated middle-school students in Providence public schools and also encourages high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

The BankRI funds will aid Summerbridge’s Teacher Training Program, which provides leadership development and preprofessional programs for students ages 16 to 22. About 60 of the program’s participants will be hired during the academic year to serve as teachers and tutors.

“BankRI is proud to support Breakthrough Providence and their innovative educational programs serving middle school, high school and college students,” said Mark Meiklejohn, president and CEO of BankRI. “The workforce development opportunities provided to local youth offer invaluable training by seasoned professional educators in both theoretical and practical teaching methodologies.”

PBN Hosted

Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
  • Book of Lists Party
    Save the date - January 15, 2015 for PBN's Book of Lists Party at the Providence ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News