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Disadvantaged neighborhoods, crime-ridden streets, a racial divide splitting a city into two and high unemployment rates among racial minorities: They are all problems Rhode Island communities say they are ready to tackle, with the help of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge. 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
The Working Cities Challenge is a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston program designed to create an economic resurgence in communities after "years of population and economic decline." To that end, the Boston Fed is having seven of the state's urban-core … more
Kennedy Plaza often has a lot going on there, which is one of its strengths, and one of its greatest challenges. "There's always been this struggle. There's a lot that goes on in here. From a pedestrian standpoint, from a vehicular … more
Problem: With one of the highest violent crime rates in the state, according to FBI statistics, the Central Falls Working Cities team has identified Sylvian Street as the epicenter of such problems. Absentee landlords, migratory tenants and a … more
Here are the problems and proposals coming from the competing communities, which include Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence and Westerly. more
The task of creating CAPP from the ashes of ProCAP was a complicated one. For starters, the federal government imposed a sequester cut and followed that up with a shutdown, which froze all contracts/funding funneled through the state to the … more
Hunger exists in every community in the country, affecting nearly 50 million Americans, including 16 million children. more
Thomas M. Ryan, a member of the University of Rhode Island’s Class of 1975 and former chairman and CEO of CVS Health Corp., was elected as chairman of the URI Foundation board of directors, the school announced Tuesday. more
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