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Rhode Island received a grade of B+ for enacting workplace policies that support new parents, according to the report Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help Expecting and New Parents. more
“Housing Is Health,” Crossroads Rhode Island’s fifth annual report on homelessness, focuses on the links between homelessness and health care. more
United Way of Rhode Island is partnering with the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island in an effort to expand local philanthropy. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts announced on Thursday that 139 nonprofit organizations, schools and individuals will share $777,212 through its first round of grant awards for the 2016-2017 season. more
Rachel Flum has been named executive director of the nonprofit Economic Progress Institute, replacing Kate Brewster, who is leaving to lead the Jonnycake Center in South Kingstown’s Peace Dale section. more
Zachary Librizzi, a 17-year-old senior from Warwick who attends Saint Raphael Academy, is one of tens of thousands of children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. However, with the help of his father, Librizzi hosts an annual golf tournament to help raise funds for the Rhode Island branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Eighteen months after his younger sister, Ava, was also diagnosed with the disease, Librizzi talks about his passion to help others. more
Seventy-five incarcerated men and women in Rhode Island’s Adult Correctional Institutions have participated in the inaugural year of College Unbound’s Prison Bridge Program, designed to help inmates receive their bachelor’s degree so that once released they will have a smoother transition into society. more
The state’s director of the Department of Health, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, will deliver the keynote address to the upcoming 2015 Promising Practices Multicultural Conference being held at Rhode Island College. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a grant for classroom innovation to third-grade teachers here for a project that involves a student read-a-thon and donations to the local food pantry. more
Rhode Island is one of the states with the narrowest racial divide, according to a recent report from 24/7 Wall St., which examined equality issues in all 50 states. more
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