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As homelessness and food insecurity have continued to rise in Rhode Island, so have the resources and determination of the Providence In-Town Churches Association under the leadership of Executive Director Diana Burdette. PICA serves the capital city’s homeless, poor and elderly in need of help through its food pantry, daily meal site and other outreach programs. more
A dispute between the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and the commission overseeing East Providence’s finances has inspired the submission of legislation that would permanently protect arts and cultural nonprofits’ tax-exempt status, something many of them are worried is in danger as cash-strapped municipalities look to levy property taxes on the organizations. more
When organizers of the local Puerto Rican Cultural Festival learned this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City would be dedicated to the state of Rhode Island, they envisioned using the event to showcase the Ocean State before an anticipated crowd of 1 million live spectators and the many more who would see the event through the media. more
At its annual meeting Wednesday evening, the Rhode Island Foundation presented its three annual awards to Rhode Islanders “who have shown tremendous leadership and dedication to improving out state and the quality of life for others through their philanthropy and community engagement,” according to a release. more
MIDDLETOWN – Peter DiBari, president and CEO of Child & Family, will retire at the end of the year, according to board of directors Chairman Donald McCall. more
The Arthritis Foundation recently presented an $80,000 research grant to the Division of Rheumatology at Rhode Island Hospital, during a ceremony at George Auditorium. The grant will fund supplies and equipment for the Rheumatology Research Lab, which seeks evaluation and treatment for rheumatological conditions. more
Brickyard Wine & Spirits presented a donation of roughly $2,560 to the organizations TAP-IN and the Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights on June 25th. The funds for the donation were raised at the first ever East Bay Beer Festival, held on June 15th and sponsored by Brickyard Wine & Spirits. more
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras on July 2 announces completion of more than $400,000 in stormwater improvements to Roger Williams Park to restore water quality in 100 acres of historic ponds. The work included creation of five major stormwater-treatment areas, removal of paved surfaces and the addition of a new walking path. Volunteers planted more than 3,000 native wetland plants to reduce water pollution and restore eroded shorelines. The city also completed a water-quality restoration plan for the ponds. more
When Kevin Griffin arrived at Amos House in December 2011, homeless and fresh off his latest stint in jail, he knew he needed a change. more
Providence is ramping up efforts to alleviate the burden of abandoned houses on neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. more
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