Fourteen nonprofits received $247,500 worth of grants designed to foster employment opportunities from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation this month.
The grants are intended to help connect the unemployed, underemployed, youth and those with disabilities to training and employment options, said Bill Hatfield, Rhode Island president, Bank of America.
Elena Calderón Patiño, the Rhode Island director of the community arts program at the R.I. State Council on the Arts, has been named to the board of directors for the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.
Team Independence Financial Partners of Warwick cycled and ran more than 400 miles, raising $15,286 for Best Buddies. This is the team’s fifth year participating and they have raised nearly $50,000 for the international volunteer program that connects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to employment and friendship opportunities.
Fifty employees from Fidelity Investment’s Rhode Island offices teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence members and students from Roger Williams Middle School to build and race solar-electric go-karts at the Center for Dynamic Learning on May 7 for Fidelity Cares Day.
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