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Social Welfare
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Mentors get support, Alex and Ani help out the Junior League, red is the color to wear and more. more
Literacy Volunteers of Kent County has been re-accredited by ProLiteracy, a national adult literacy organization. more
Fla Lewis, the principal of Weybosset Research and Management in Providence, is donating about $22,000 a year for two years to one of five scholarship-granting organizations, and getting a 90 percent tax credit for the gift. 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
Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour could help more than 89,300 Rhode Islanders and 453,100 Bay Staters make ends meet, according to a state-by-state analysis released by the White House last week. more
Bank of America Corp. awarded six Rhode Island nonprofits $270,000 to support services related to basic human needs, including hunger relief, shelter, educational and social services. more
Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. more
A behavioral-health intervention program for Woonsocket students kicked off with six weeks of training this summer and is expanding to West Warwick in the fall as a way for educators and health providers to team up to help at-risk youth. more
Teaching physics at Providence College is Stephen Mecca’s vocation. Teaching citizens in Africa how to bring the microflush valve he developed for toilets to scale globally for the poor through micro-franchising is his passion. more
All eight of Panera Bread/Howley Bread Group’s bakery-cafés recently made a delectable donation of black bean soup to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank through its partnership with Feeding America. more
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