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PROVIDENCE – The Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island is one of five winners of a Toyota Family Learning grant for $175,000. more
The week of March 31 to April 4 marked Education Awareness Week in Rhode Island. It is a collaboration between Junior Achievement and Teach For America to highlight the work that our teachers and schools are doing to educate and inspire our students, the future leaders of our state. We do this by inviting community leaders to take on difficult and innovative work as guest teachers in classrooms. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for transparency of government spending data, according to a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released Tuesday. Rhode Island’s overall score of 62 out of a possible 100 earned the state a grade of D+ and ranked Rhode Island as the ninth least-transparent state in the country. 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
President of the Junior League of Rhode Island Inc. talks about resources to support people who age out of foster care. more
Asian and Hispanic children in Rhode Island scored among the lowest in the country in a national study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation measuring how children of different racial and ethnic backgrounds compare on key educational and developmental milestones. more
The United Regional Young Professionals Organization recently completed an end-of-year fundraising campaign alongside Project Smile resulting in the donation of $75, collection of several boxes full of stuffed animals and increased awareness for Project Smile’s efforts. more
The van Beuren Charitable Foundation has awarded 80 grants, totaling $4.7 million, to Newport and Rhode Island organizations that improve the quality of life in Newport County. more
Polaris MEP, a nonprofit division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation that supports the manufacturing sector, plans to focus on small manufacturers this year, and is seeking more funding resources to do so. more
The Savory Grape recently donated 35 coats to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence after attendees of the wine shop’s holiday open house were encouraged to donate their gently used winter wear. more
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