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A privilege and an honor
By Neil Steinberg / February 4, 2015
I had the great honor of being Senator Jack Reed’s guest at this year’s State of the Union Address.

The state of the teaching profession: A conversation with Shael Polakow-Suransky
By / January 20, 2015
A national thought leader talks about the future of teacher prep with more than 75 educators and civic leaders at the first of our Community Conversations.

A resilient Rhode Island
By Jenny Pereira / October 1, 2014
Climate change is hard for many of us to grasp. It’s too big and uncertain to include in a list of daily concerns. The good news is the Resilient Rhode Island Act provides a coordinated framework for state agencies to plan for and manage the impact of anticipated climate change as part of their existing work.

Getting people back to work
By Jessica David / July 25, 2014
SAMI is an eight-week training program to help unemployed Rhode islanders connect with jobs in the marine trades and manufacturing industries. The program recruits, screens, and trains individuals for high demand careers in these industries at no cost to participants.

Promoting entrepreneurship for economic growth
By Jessica David / July 17, 2014
Venture for America’s mission is to create jobs and revitalize communities through entrepreneurship.

By Lauren Paola / October 1, 2013
Steinberg highlights projects resulting from Make It Happen RI.

By Lauren Paola / September 23, 2013
$75,000 award from Rhode Island Foundation will enable partnership to bring leaders of eight industry sectors together to build action plan for economic development

Foundation launches statewide media campaign, Rhode Island: It’s All In Our Backyard
By Lauren Paola / July 31, 2013
The Rhode Island Foundation has launched a statewide marketing campaign designed to celebrate Rhode Island and highlight the state’s people, organizations, businesses, and industries.

By Lauren Paola / March 13, 2013
Six months following its economic development gathering Make It Happen RI, the Foundation announced awards totaling $630,000 to initiate and accelerate 12 projects catalyzed by the event.

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