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Oct. 3 is deadline for grants to serve RI's Latino community
By Chris Barnett / September 24, 2014
Grants honor the achievements of long-time Latino community leader, organizer, and advocate Juanita Sánchez

The cost of choosing today over tomorrow
By Neil Steinberg / September 23, 2014
By working together to invest in Rhode Island's future, we can lead the way, transform our state and inspire the entire community.

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

Five Questions with Herman H. Rose
By Jean Cohoon / September 16, 2014
Herman Rose established the first of three funds at the Foundation in 1985 and has been a thoughtful and involved partner throughout the nearly three decades he has worked with the Foundation.

Opening doors to Newport culture and history
By Daniel Kertzner / September 10, 2014
Five nonprofits are collaborating on a website that will preserve, document and promote the area's vibrant cultural history.

Make It Happen RI, two years later
By Jessica David / September 8, 2014
Two years ago today, we gathered with 300 business and community leaders at the Rhode Island Convention Center for Make It Happen RI. Our goal was to generate new ideas and specific action steps for improving Rhode Island’s economy. We are frequently asked, so what happened?, and the two-year mark seems like a good chance to reflect.

Testing a blended learning approach to education
By / September 3, 2014
Today, it seems everyone is wrestling with the question of how K-12 education should approach technology. Clearly, the opportunities are great.

Proceeds of book highlighting Latino history in Rhode Island to benefit the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund
By Inés Merchán / September 2, 2014
Marta V. Martínez, Executive Director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, recently published a book of stories she collected over the past 20 years for the Latino Oral History Project of RI.

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