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Aligning education and industry for workforce development that works
By Jessica David / February 18, 2015
Texas State Technical College’s public funding is based on the five-year earnings of its graduates. College for America at Southern New Hampshire University offers an online competency-based college education for $2,500/year.

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.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last month
    Thanks to our Carter Spark Grant, Narragansett Elementary School students just learned a lot about life around Narragansett Bay. Special education teacher Karen Festa used the grant to bring Save the Bay’s living “Bay Classroom Experience” to school.
  • Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients Posted last month
    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending seven high school seniors off to college with scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched last year by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Carter fellowships inspire innovation Posted 3 months ago
    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.
  • Grants will improve health of RI'ers Posted 3 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 4 months ago
    We are launching a new grantmaking opportunity, refining our strategic priorities, adopting impact targets and adding new staff positions to support work with partners, donors, nonprofits and community leaders.
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