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Social Welfare
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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
Leah C. Rosin-Pritchard has worked in various kitchens since the age of 19. But after a decade of learning different aspects of the trade from others, she decided to launch her own healthy baked-goods line called Leah's Recipe LLC. "I was … more
Mission: BBBSOS provides mentors to the youth of Rhode Island who will motivate and empower them to make positive decisions, improve academic results, avoid risky behaviors and grow in a way that will positively impact our community. Year … more
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $65,000, one-year grant to YWCA Rhode Island to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. The program has received funding from the crusade to support its work for 22 consecutive years. more
You never actually own a synagogue. You merely take care of it for the next generation. That’s the essence of a 106-page court decision that’s transferred control of the historic Touro synagogue in Newport, from a New York City congregation to a local one seeking to revive the institution’s religious life. more
Mary Lou Moran works with the aging population of Rhode Island day in and day out, and understands how the needs of the elderly are changing.  Director of the Leon Mathieu Senior Center in Pawtucket, Moran has observed that as the baby … more
1 What experience has most prepared you for the role of executive director? As executive director of resources for community development in the east San Francisco Bay area, I worked for a nonprofit organization with a passion for the people … more
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