Updated May 26 at 4:26pm
Advocacy
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United Way of Rhode Island is partnering with the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island in an effort to expand local philanthropy. 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
The hundreds of acres of protected land along the Narrow River is expanding, as The Nature Conservancy on Friday announced the acquisition of an additional 161 acres in North Kingstown. 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
Meeting Street School, a nonprofit organization that provides child development, education and therapeutic services, has purchased a 5,000-square-foot building at 951-961 Eddy St. in Providence, according to Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal, the broker for the transaction. more
Providence lawyer Henry Kates is leading the YMCA of Greater Providence on an interim basis until a new CEO is hired. more
Adam Greenman joined United Way of Rhode Island as executive vice president and director of community investment in 2014. Here he addresses key issues the agency is facing in the coming year. more
Rhode Island has the 13th lowest obesity rate in the nation at 27 percent, and while it landed on the lower end of the scale for states, the obesity rate has climbed since 1990 when it was 10.1 percent. more
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