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Social Welfare
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It's difficult to pinpoint what exactly earned the Pawtucket Red Sox the Providence Business News' Business Excellence Award for Community Involvement for 2016. The ballclub's list of community outreach and charitable fundraising over the past 43 … more
Edward O. "Ned" Handy III has big goals. "To end homelessness. To end hunger. I would like to help the improvement of education," he said. To say that he is involved in a lot of things with those aims in mind is an understatement. … more
Navigant Credit Union is awarding $10,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across Rhode Island. The deadline for applying for scholarships is May 2. more
Sojourner House was founded in the mid-1970s by Providence residents and Brown University students, recent alumnae and staff members concerned about the prevalence of domestic violence but the lack of community resources available to deal with it. … more
For more than 120 years, Crossroads Rhode Island has served the state by providing for those who find themselves in need. When we were founded in 1894, our fundamental goal was to assist people who came to Providence looking for work. Since then, we … more
There's a new sheriff in town. Well, not really. But the R.I. Public Transit Authority has hired a private security firm to monitor activity at Kennedy Plaza in Providence, drawing attention from both businesses and advocates. "It's long … more
Why did you select your profession? I want to make an impact in my community by helping others. The nature of the work means every day is different but just as fulfilling as the one before. What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? … more
You've got to love a guy who declares he will come up with $10 million to restore and support a beautiful old dowager of a city park, now turning a bit shabby around the edges. The guy in question is Neil D. Steinberg, and the money will be … more
Last year, the General Assembly and the governor took an important first step to help thousands of working families make ends meet by increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit — a tax benefit for workers earning $50,000 or less — to 12.5 percent of the federal credit. more
The poisoning of the public water supply in Flint, Mich., has been a disaster in many ways unique to that city. more
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