Updated November 30 at 3:30pm
Social Welfare
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Updated 2:30 p.m. Despite recent signs of an improved economy, one in eight Rhode Island households lacks adequate food, according to the 2015 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a statewide Buy Local campaign Nov. 24, four days ahead of Small Business Saturday. more
Brown University President Christina H. Paxson has unveiled a draft plan to promote diversity and inclusion. more
Two Rhode Island companies received perfect scores of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and CVS Health Corp. more
The Rhode Island Foundation plans to initiate a $10 million campaign to fund building improvements and programming at Roger Williams Park, as well as an endowment to benefit a new nonprofit conservancy organization. more
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
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
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