April Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 1,500 from March

April Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 1,500 from March

Cranston, RI – The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2016 was 5.3 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the March rate of 5.4 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one percentage point from the April 2015 rate. This […]

Rhode Island Foundation Honors Five Nonprofits for Award-Winning Work

Rhode Island Foundation Honors Five Nonprofits for Award-Winning Work

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Foundation has honored five nonprofit organizations with its 2016 Best Practice Awards, which recognize work that can become models for nonprofits statewide. The projects range from an initiative that links outdoor play and a summer meal program for low-income children to a digital storytelling campaign that promotes Rhode Island’s […]

Call for Applications: $2,000 in IT Scholarship for RI Students

Call for Applications: $2,000 in IT Scholarship for RI Students

Providence, R.I. – May 13, 2016 – Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s Bioscience and IT industry association, is accepting applications for its 2016 Lighthouse Computer Services/Tech Collective Scholarship. Applications are due by Thursday, May 26, 2016. Visit www.tech-collective.org for applications and full guidelines. The Lighthouse scholarship aims to raise awareness around the IT and STEM (science, […]

Focused on Keeping Youth Engaged in Learning during the Summer, United Way Awards $524,600 in Grants to Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative Sites and Launches Interactive Map to Help Families find Programs for Children

Focused on Keeping Youth Engaged in Learning during the Summer, United Way Awards $524,600 in Grants to Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative Sites and Launches Interactive Map to Help Families find Programs for Children

Providence, RI – With the 2015-2016 school year entering the stretch run, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) is preparing for the return of the nationally recognized Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative (HSLI), awarding $524,600 in grants to 14 programs that keep students engaged in active learning during the summer months. Additionally, UWRI has launched the […]

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