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Social Welfare
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Roger Williams University and town officials on Thursday celebrated the Fund for Civic Activities initiative, which has awarded nearly $200,000 in university grants to 130 projects since 2007. more
Homelessness in Rhode Island is on the decline, falling 6.6 percent this year, and 13 percent during the period from 2012 to 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
An independent analysis of promising economic clusters for Providence to nurture has identified five stars: life sciences, food processing and packaging, social enterprise, design coupled with advanced manufacturing, and education technology. more
Rhode Island ranked last among the New England states on the 2015 Competitiveness Report Card from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity with an overall grade of D-. more
1 How will your founding and leading of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies inform your new role as CEO of Chiefs for Change? At RIMA, I worked closely with a bipartisan coalition of mayors to advocate for education policy in the best … more
Stephen Mitchell of Narragansett uses a desktop video magnifier supplied by a local nonprofit to read his mail, the newspaper and his medication-container labels. The nonprofit Ocean State Center for Independent Living in Warwick helped … more
A stampede in September killed more than 700 people outside the holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. A fire in October killed more than 32 people inside a Bucharest nightclub in Romania. A panicked crowd last December killed at least 36 people … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2.2 million for affordable-housing initiatives for families with low incomes and emergency shelters and services for the homeless in two Rhode Island communities. … more
When the Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic was established eight years ago in the basement of a church, it was with the vision that a group of dedicated volunteers could help Rhode Island residents facing economic hardships receive crucial, preventative … more
With its roots as Consumer Value Stores – first planted in working-class New England – what has become the towering tree that is CVS Health Corp. is now a major player in the U.S. health sector. The scale of the company, and its … more
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