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Updated 2:30 p.m. Despite recent signs of an improved economy, one in eight Rhode Island households lacks adequate food, according to the 2015 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. more
The state’s $11 million Community Service Grant program will be replaced with two methods of funding community-based organizations, including itemized budget appropriations and competitive programs administered by state agencies more
Jean M. Johnson left her position as the longtime executive director of the House of Hope Community Development Corp. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a statewide Buy Local campaign Nov. 24, four days ahead of Small Business Saturday. more
Douglas Hall has joined the staff of the Economic Progress Institute as its new director of economic and fiscal policy, the organization said Thursday. more
Community service may be a pasttime for some people, but for Dan Corley, school reform advocate and founder of Community Preparatory School, it is the focus of his career. In 1984, Corley founded Community Preparatory School in the heart of South Providence and for the past two decades has implemented and refined innovative teaching techniques that have enabled Community Prep to grow from a small, neighborhood, inner-city school to a model in urban education. more
Malala Yousafzai, the 19-year-old Pakistani girls’ and children’s education activist, addressed a sold-out crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday evening where she talked about women’s equality and the impact of education in fighting terrorism. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $295,378 in funding to eight local organizations through its RIGHA Foundation Fund on Friday. more
Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC donated a $500,000 grant to establish Hassenfeld Projects at Roger Williams University, a three-year initiative to expand and enhance the use of experiential education, RWU announced Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations that assist and support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities of Rhode Island. more
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