Updated April 17 at 6:17pm
Social Welfare
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In the 11 years since the Steel Yard opened its doors on a Providence brownfield as a community-based, metal-works training ground, the nonprofit has developed into a more broadly based organization featuring a wide array of educational offerings, and public projects and events. 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
A $471,000 federal grant has been awarded to Rhode Island College to train Master of Social Work students on how to treat youth aging out of foster care who have been exposed to traumatic situations. more
Rhode Island will receive $10.2 million in federal funds to expand the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Originally created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal funds are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses, social workers and trained parent educators to improve health, child development and school readiness, according to a release from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is establishing an endowed professorship in global health with a $1.25 million gift from retired Rear Admiral Julia Plotnick. more
A $10,000 grant from Bank of America Rhode Island to the R.I. State Council on the Arts for its Big Yellow School Bus program is helping ensure that students can attend arts and cultural events during the school year. more
Twin River Casino and local law enforcement agencies have donated refurbished bicycles reclaimed from lost or stolen coffers or employee basements to the community for the holidays. more
Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is partnering with the public schools and Rogers High School to offer an education program supported by a $36,400 grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. more
The Westerly Community Credit Union this past week donated proceeds from the 31st annual Holiday Basketball Tournament to four sports booster programs. more
More than 450 presents have been collected by customers and employees through a holiday gift drive at Panera Bread in the Providence Place mall and 10 other Panera bakery-cafes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. more
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