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Social Welfare
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Providence Community Library was awarded a renewable, three-year $89,320 grant from the United Way of Rhode Island to support its Summer Reading in the Schoolyard program, which began July 5 and will deliver summer reading opportunities to students who do not have access to regular library services over the vacation months via its existing mobile library. more
The Ocean State ranks the lowest in New England in a listing of the best and worst states to have a baby, but still ranks among the top 20 best states in the nation. more
Hasbro Children’s Hospital raised $436,003 at its 12th annual radiothon on Thursday. more
In the 5½ years I've been the director, there are some things that have kept me motivated and putting 110 percent effort into my job: n I love what my agency does. The work I have as the administrator of the organization is demanding and … more
Rhode Island is the ninth-most-expensive state for child care in the nation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. more
More than $1 million in donations have been raised from the sale of Alex and Ani LLC’s Charity by Design Living Water bangle, enabling more than 42,000 families around the world to have access to clean, safe water. more
The Retail Project RI LLC, a project launched through the Innovation Fellowship program at the Rhode Island Foundation, has launched its fourth retail brand, Fetcher Bay, and its fourth retail brand, Fetcher Bay, and its online store FetcherBay.com, to provide dog owners with canine camping gear. more
Providence has the fifth-highest energy burden for low-income households among 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released this week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Energy Efficiency for All coalition. more
As Sojourner House marks its 40th anniversary, the domestic-violence-awareness nonprofit looks ahead to new funding opportunities and extending outreach into more marginalized communities. Executive Director Vanessa Volz attributes the … more
Dr. Angela Dills, associate professor of economics at Providence College, recently co-authored a report that found ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft lower the rate of fatal accidents, DUI arrests, disorderly conduct and assaults. … more
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