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Publish your charitable event in Providence Business News’ “Giving Guide,” a special section highlighting Rhode Island foundations and nonprofits set to print Nov. 3, and put your upcoming events in front of more than 35,000 readers. more
The first annual 5K Run/Walk for Dr. T’s Kids will be held Sunday, April 6, at Goddard Park in honor of the late Dr. Robert B. Trivett. more
A report released Thursday by gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety found that Rhode Island is among 12 states that have reported fewer than 100 records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System designed to help keep individuals considered dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns. more
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Rhode Island resolving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and improving career opportunities for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
Fewer Rhode Island children are dropping out of high school and more than ever have access to quality health care, but close to 20 percent of the state’s children live at or below the poverty line, according to the 2014 Factbook released Monday by Rhode Island Kids Count. more
A report from the national Annie E. Casey Foundation said that job training is needed to lift families out of poverty, and that public, nonprofit and private sectors must work together to reduce poverty among the 10 million families with low incomes that have young children in the United States. more
Rhode Island’s homeless population has declined 14 percent since last year and 7.2 percent since 2010, according to U.S. Housing and Urban Development. more
HousingWorks RI, a housing policy research group that has been collaborating with Roger Williams University since 2012, officially joined the university’s division of Outreach and Engagement on July 1, the school announced Wednesday. more
Day One, a nonprofit organization that works to address sexual assault as a community concern, will host a training program in sexual violence prevention for Rhode Island colleges and universities from Aug. 12-15. more
Rhode Island has the lowest gun-death rate in the country, 3.14 deaths per 100,000 people, based on 2011 data released in a new study by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. more
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