Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Social Welfare
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The R.I. Public Transit Authority will honor Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, today by participating in a re-enactment of the event that happened 59 years ago in Montgomery, Ala. more
The Carnegie Foundation has selected 240 colleges and universities to receive its 2015 community engagement classification, and the University of Massachusetts was one of only two systems nationwide to have all of its campuses represented. more
The website 24/7 Wall St says Rhode Island is the third worst state for black Americans for reasons ranging from low home ownership rates to high unemployment. more
After 29 years, Providence Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell is leaving her post Friday to pursue other projects, the museum announced Tuesday. more
Bank of America Corp. awarded six Rhode Island nonprofits $270,000 to support services related to basic human needs, including hunger relief, shelter, educational and social services. more
Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. more
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
Five assisted living and Alzheimer’s care communities in Rhode Island have been recognized through the “Caring Stars” program for excellence based on online reviews on Caring.com, a senior care website. more
People in Rhode Island’s capital city are among the least honest in the country according to the National Honesty Index released Tuesday by the Honest Tea organic beverage company in Bethesda, Md. more
The Genesis Center is one of 30 nonprofits across the country to be named a “model program” in the National Skills Coalition by Vice President Joseph Biden. more
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