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Connie Grosch
Connie Grosch
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Building community with music
By Connie Grosch / August 9, 2017
More than 7,000 people joined us at Roger Williams Park last week for a wonderful celebration of community –a free concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic. The event showcased one of our state’s cultural treasures in one of our best-loved places for the people of Rhode Island.

Seizing opportunities to learn and grow
By Connie Grosch / June 21, 2017
Through the movie, Hidden Figures, we're providing students at all seven Providence public middle schools with a message to seize opportunities to learn and grow.

Nonprofits create and manage a budget
By Connie Grosch / November 17, 2016
One of six workshops focusing on nonprofit fundamentals – a training series designed to help organizations that run without paid staff.

Iconic Rocky Point arch unveiled – with fresh paint
By Connie Grosch / September 27, 2016
The rust and graffiti has been replaced with a fresh coat of white paint thanks to one of our Centennial Community Grants.

Celebrating the Foundation staff
By Connie Grosch / September 20, 2016
Warholian pop-art portraits introduce the people who help make the Rhode Island Foundation what it is.

90 minutes in a room with your clinician
By Connie Grosch / March 18, 2016
A shared medical appointment is an innovative model of care seen more and more throughout the United States in leading-edge primary care groups. It involves a 90-minute visit with a multi-disciplinary medical team comprised of your doctor, a behaviorist, a medical assistant and a documenter.

Tracking changes to our shoreline
By Connie Grosch / August 24, 2015
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) projects that sea level in Rhode Island could rise 3 to 5 feet or more within 100 years – enough to engulf local waterfronts as we know them today.

Association of Former Legislators honors five students for public service
By Connie Grosch / August 6, 2015
Five members of the Class of 2015 are headed to college with scholarships in recognition of their dedication and contributions to public service.

Staying healthy in a new homeland
By Connie Grosch / June 25, 2015
The Center for Southeast Asians was founded in 1987 “to promote the prosperity, heritage and leadership of Southeast Asians in Rhode Island.” We help them promote healthy lives through education, outreach, and enrollment in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Workforce development full STEAMM ahead
By Connie Grosch / May 27, 2015
Beth Cunha, co-founder and executive director of CDL, believes that education and workforce development go together, that they must work as partners. The paths being developed by educators and business leaders today include tracks that do not necessarily lead to college. “Let’s face it,” says Cunha, “some kids are not ready to go to college and that’s okay. Let’s look at the pathways and training structures that support them.”

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