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Connie Grosch
Connie Grosch
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The walking school bus
By Connie Grosch / September 18, 2014
With help from volunteers, a simple and manageable solution to chronic school absenteeism.

Eight students receive Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund awards
By Connie Grosch / July 2, 2014
Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators awards $12,000 in scholarships.

Funders at the Foundation
By Connie Grosch / June 17, 2014
Funders visit the Foundation for a briefing on community-led organizing as a strategy for change; another group of funders comes to discuss sustainable food systems and networks as part of 2014 New England Food Summit.

Primary care reform initiative highlights success
By Connie Grosch / May 20, 2014
Data shows reduced rates of costly inpatient hospitalization, improvement in patient health outcomes and higher quality patient experience.

10 Quick Tips: Ask a Grant Programs Officer
By Connie Grosch / May 8, 2014
A workshop for nonprofit organizations looking to improve their grant-seeking skills.

“Make It Happen” research will guide state policymakers
By Connie Grosch / May 6, 2014
The College and University Research Collaborative joined us at the RI Foundation to release the findings of its first round of economic development studies.

May is Mental Health Month
By Connie Grosch / May 5, 2014
Mental Health Policy Roundtable Discussion: “Mind Your Health: The Power of Integrated Policy and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare"

Our Philanthropic Partners
By Connie Grosch / May 2, 2014
We recently hosted a reception to welcome our 2013 philanthropic partners in the community and to engage them in a conversation about the Foundation’s priorities in education, promoting healthy lives, creating economic security for all, and inspiring philanthropy.

Cross-Sector Coalitions for Education Systems
By Connie Grosch / April 30, 2014
Our Civic Leadership Fund, along with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, sponsored our eighth discussion on Building a 21st Century Education System in Rhode Island. Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute, shown here, moderated the event.

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