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Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care who have been waiting for an adoptive home for at least two years. more
Rhode Island ranked 19th out of all states in a national study that measured the extent of child homelessness, well-being of children, risk for family homelessness and policy response. more
Bank Rhode Island launched its annual food drive in each of its 19 branches throughout August and September, resulting in more than 40,000 pounds of food to benefit local pantries. more
At 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, Citizens Bank Equity Analyst Gail Gavin is in the cafeteria at Winman Junior High School in Warwick having a morning snack and chatting about homework or clothes or maybe boys with three 8th grade girls. Some mornings they play games. It looks like, and is, a casual get-together – but it’s also much more. more
Collette Foundation, the charitable arm of tour operator Collette, has named the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen as its 2014 Charity of the Year. As Charity of the Year, the nonprofit will receive a $5,000 grant from Collette as well as other financial, in-kind and volunteer support. more
As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
The burden of housing costs leaves Latinos in Rhode Island with little purchasing power, according to data released Thursday by HousingWorks RI and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
As the April 15 deadline to file income tax returns approaches, United Way of Rhode Island and the office of General Treasurer Gina Raimondo along with community partners are turning to Twitter to raise awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs. more
Family Service of Rhode Island Senior Vice President Susan Erstling will provide her expertise on military-family trauma in an upcoming presentation focusing on the children and adolescents of service personnel. more
City resident Mark Cousineau, senior client manager and vice president for business banking at Bank of America, received the Mentor of the Year Award at the Year Up Graduation on Jan. 29. more
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