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HousingWorks RI, a housing policy research group that has been collaborating with Roger Williams University since 2012, officially joined the university’s division of Outreach and Engagement on July 1, the school announced Wednesday. more
John Barnett has been named vice president of finance and chief financial officer of the Rhode Island Foundation following a search to replace former CFO Michael Jenkinson, who left the nonprofit in December. more
Thirty nonprofits serving the residents of Newport County will receive $166,666 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. Made through the foundation’s Newport County Fund, the grant awards of up to $10,000 each will support activities ranging from job-readiness training to farming. more
The nonprofit Big Brothers of Rhode Island is merging with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, effective July 1, said Big Brothers President Joseph C. Manera Jr. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State started out as a Big Sister organization in 1967 but in 2010 expanded to include boys, despite the presence of Big Brothers of Rhode Island. more
In a new study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Rhode Island scored a “B” for its family and medical leave policies and accommodations for pregnant workers, landing the Ocean State among the states with the best protections for working parents nationwide. more
Rhode Island has the lowest gun-death rate in the country, 3.14 deaths per 100,000 people, based on 2011 data released in a new study by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
The Washington Trust Co. collected approximately 10,000 pounds, or more than five tons, of peanut butter during its 14th annual Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other food pantries across the state. more
A new report has found that family influence has a growing impact on the donation patterns of people who contribute to donor-advised funds operated through Fidelity Charitable, a national program that provides an alternative to direct philanthropy. more
A report released Thursday by gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety found that Rhode Island is among 12 states that have reported fewer than 100 records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System designed to help keep individuals considered dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns. more
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