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Bringing Roger Williams to life
By Connie Grosch / April 19, 2018 /   Loading Disqus...

Roger Williams National Memorial park ranger John McNiff recently hosted a group of students from the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence. Opened in 2011, it is the first public charter high school in the U.S. focused on nursing and health care and the first middle college in the state. 

What started out as only vague interest blossomed into a lively exchange about civil rights, the liberty of conscience, and government of, by, and for the people as McNiff expounded upon the life and times of Roger Williams and his impact on our state.


                "Have the courage to be who you are."

                — John McNiff, park ranger

                   Roger Williams National Memorial


The program is part of our Carter Roger Williams Initiative here at the Rhode Island Foundation and we are pleased to offer grants up to $400 for Rhode Island public school classrooms to cover transportation costs for field trips to the Park.

To find out more about this and other resources available to you through the Carter Initiative, visit findingrogerwilliams.com.

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