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Social Welfare
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Providence Community Library was awarded a renewable, three-year $89,320 grant from the United Way of Rhode Island to support its Summer Reading in the Schoolyard program, which began July 5 and will deliver summer reading opportunities to students who do not have access to regular library services over the vacation months via its existing mobile library. more
Karen A. Santilli is president & CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, which aims to solve homelessness by practicing evidence-based methods to secure stable homes for individuals and families. She was PBN’s “2015 Business Women Industry Leader” in nonprofit services. Additionally, she was named the “2011 Fundraising Professional of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island chapter, and she’s a ZETA II graduate of Leadership Rhode Island. more
Why did you select your profession? I wanted to find a job where my energies could go toward helping others. A path led me to graduate school, where I was fortunate to meet Dr. Patricia Wolff, the founder of Meds & Food for Kids, a startup nonprofit … more
Why did you select your profession? I'm passionate about making health care understandable and affordable. Helping retirees navigate Medicare is a first step in improving health literacy. What's the best career advice you've received? … 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
Why did you select your profession? Watching children make progress and seeing the look on their parents' faces when their child achieved something was the most rewarding a job could ever be for me. What's the best career advice you've … more
Why did you select your profession? I knew I wanted to work in providing a safe space for children who didn't have the support to help them through life's challenges. Breaking the chains of abuse, oppression and injustice is part of my job and in my … more
What's the best career advice you've received? My aunt once told me never to be "caught by the golden handcuffs." I've considered that in all of the positions I've taken. She taught me not to let money be the only objective when looking for a … 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
Christopher Samih-Rotondo is the community organizer for the Tenant and Homeowner Association at DARE, or Direct Action for Rights and Equality, a Providence-based organization. He has held this position for five years. He is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and an occasional contributor to local media, including the RI Future blog. more
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