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Partnering for better reading results
By Katie Murray / April 25, 2018
In 2012, Leo A. Savoie Elementary School was one of four elementary schools in Woonsocket to partner with the Learning Community Charter School and its professional development arm, The Teaching Studio, in a five-year partnership for targeted professional development in reading instruction.

Saint Elizabeth Community Fund for Quality Eldercare in RI
By Jean Cohoon / April 23, 2018
“We have the most extensive array of services for older adults of any senior care provider in Rhode Island." - Steven J. Horowitz, president & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Community

Karen Borger Holocaust Education Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 20, 2018
“I knew I wanted to do something philanthropic, and I started thinking about what really matters to me. The Holocaust has always captured my attention as something that was so incredibly horrible, but we must continue to tell the story." - Karen Borger

Bringing Roger Williams to life
By Connie Grosch / April 19, 2018
Roger Williams National Memorial park ranger John McNiff recently hosted a group of students from the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School.

Carmen Diaz-Jusino named strategic initiative officer for Economic Security
By Chris Barnett / April 16, 2018
“Carmen’s diverse experience in small business development and job training make her a natural to lead our economic security strategic priority,” said Jessica David, the Foundation’s executive vice president of strategy and community investments.

Banigan Malm Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 13, 2018
Rev. Raymond Banigan Malm has dedicated his life to issues of social justice, focusing on services for those with AIDS, teaching nonviolence, and currently, immigration.

More skills, knowledge lead to higher quality jobs
By Jessica David / April 11, 2018
We know that quality jobs – which allow Rhode Islanders to support themselves and their families, prosper, save, and give back to the community – require skills and knowledge beyond the high school level.

Carter fellowships inspire innovation
By Chris Barnett / April 9, 2018
The recipients will receive $200,000 over four years to test and implement their proposals to dramatically improve life in Rhode Island thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.

Community rises to meet demand for more foster families in Rhode Island
By Inés Merchán / April 4, 2018
Hundreds of children in state care need safe, stable foster homes. That’s why we supported a new initiative to speed the certification for prospective foster families.

Grants will improve health of RI'ers
By Chris Barnett / April 3, 2018
Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.

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