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IYRS annual gala, Newport Film summer benefit and more. more
Executive director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities talks about the humanities role in economic development. more
Fourteen nonprofits received $247,500 worth of grants designed to foster employment opportunities from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation this month. The grants are intended to help connect the unemployed, underemployed, youth and those with disabilities to training and employment options, said Bill Hatfield, Rhode Island president, Bank of America. more
Award-winning storyteller and musician Keith Munslow captivated the minds of more than 400 students at the Lillian Feinstein Elementary School at Sacket Street on June 9. more
Rhode Island has the lowest gun-death rate in the country, 3.14 deaths per 100,000 people, based on 2011 data released in a new study by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. more
In a new study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Rhode Island scored a “B” for its family and medical leave policies and accommodations for pregnant workers, landing the Ocean State among the states with the best protections for working parents nationwide. more
Eileen Howard Boone, CVS Caremark Corp. senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, recently received the Charles H. Moore Award for leadership and corporate community engagement during the 2014 CECP Summit. Boone was recognized for her philanthropic leadership and achievements, including the creation of the All Kids Can program, as well as her role in the decision to ban tobacco products in all 7,600 stores. Under her leadership, CVS Caremark Corp. has donated nearly $75 million in 2013 to promote better health. more
The nonprofit Big Brothers of Rhode Island is merging with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, effective July 1, said Big Brothers President Joseph C. Manera Jr. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State started out as a Big Sister organization in 1967 but in 2010 expanded to include boys, despite the presence of Big Brothers of Rhode Island. 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
PROVIDENCE – The Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence has awarded 20 graduates from nine Providence public high schools $2,500 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. more
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