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Social Welfare
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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
Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofits in Rhode Island, is no "caretaker" CEO. Under his direction, the foundation has become a proactive force in and for the … more
Hasbro Inc. was named “Best Corporate Citizen” in the consumer items industry in the country, according to the 10 Best Corporate Citizens List by Industry for 2015 by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. more
Sixty local McDonald’s restaurants in the Providence area recently raised $37,000, in 17 days for the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence. more
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