Community

Meeting Street Hosts Annual Halloween Parade

Decades-Old Tradition Features Hundreds of Ghouls and Goblins Trick-or-Treating with Meeting Street Staff, Donors and Supporters Providence – Meeting Street held its annual Halloween parade on Halloween morning, Monday, October 31st. Hundreds of children dressed in costumes paraded from their classrooms to the gym, where Meeting Street faculty, staff, and supporters dressed in costume distributed thousands of pieces of candy to the trick-or-treaters. Also joining the fun were Nick, Ron & Pete from Cardi's Furniture and Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca and LPR’s General Manager, Reynaldo Almonte dress like Indiana Jones. About Meeting Street Founded in 1946, Meeting Street…
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Glendale author helps readers deal with depression, inspires emotional wholeness in new self-help book

GLENDALE , — Author Forshia Ross announces the nationwide release of her encouraging new book, “No Secondhand Rose, My Name Is Forshia: Who Are You?” “No Secondhand Rose, My Name is Forshia” is written for those who question their existence in the world, who struggle to live up to their own and loved ones’ expectations and whose emotions threaten to overwhelm them. In this self-help book, Ross shares her journey and insights as she has traveled the same path and understood the turmoil. Readers will walk with her as she shares her hospital experience and painful battle for emotional wholeness.…
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Education

Providence Talks & Providence Community Library Partner to Launch Play Group Program

Groups Use Innovative Method to Boost Vocabularies of Toddlers in a Library Setting PROVIDENCE RI –Providence Talks and Providence Community Library (PCL) have partnered to present playgroups at three PCL locations: Mount Pleasant, Rochambeau and South Providence. The play groups are designed for parents with children aged 12-36 months who live in Providence. The play groups take Providence Talks’ groundbreaking teaching model and adapt it to a public, community setting. The goal is to encourage families to talk and read more to babies and toddlers and increase their exposure to words. Low-income children are often subject to a “word gap”…
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Community

EPA Awards Providence Group $91K to Advance Environmental Education in Rhode Island

BOSTON – A Providence, organization that will involve students in becoming smarter and better stewards of the environment was awarded $91,000 for environmental education by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Groundwork Providence in Rhode Island was given the funds f or two-year project called “Building Capacity for Urban Environmental Education.” The grant for Groundwork Providence was one of three environmental education grants awarded by EPA in New England. “The projects taken on by these organization will help make a brighter future for New England communities,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office. “Young people, educators and communities…
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Raimondo, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Announce Launch The Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative

News Press Conference Governor Gina M. Raimondo Peter T. Gaynor Director of RIEMA Peter Woodberry, Dean of Business, Science & Technology CCRI PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the Rhode Island National Guard (RING), and the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), officially launched the Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative on Friday morning. The Cyber Range will provide a unique, hands-on testing environment and educational setting with a virtual platform for cyber security modeling, simulation,…
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Education

Raimondo, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Announce Official Launch of The Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the Rhode Island National Guard (RING), and the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), will officially launch the Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative on Friday. The Cyber Range will provide a unique, hands-on testing environment and educational setting with a virtual platform for cyber security modeling, simulation, and job training for future cyber professionals. Participants will be able to recreate their network in a controlled environment and test, evaluate…
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Education

Raimondo to Meet Newport P-TECH Students

Program is Preparing Students for Careers in Fast-Growing Cybersecurity Industry PROVIDENCE, - Following the launch of the Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will meet with Newport P-TECH students on Friday to hear about their early experiences in the program. P-TECH is designed to create clear pathways for high school students to college and careers in advanced industries. The Newport program opened its doors to the first cohort of ninth grade students in September. Students in the program can earn an associate degree in cybersecurity from CCRI and participate in workplace experiences facilitated by industry partner Southeastern…
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Education

RIDE schedules 5 community forums on Every Student Succeeds Act

RI - As we prepare to transition to the new federal law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – RIDE will hold community forums next month to collect public feedback and input about how we can fulfill our vision for every student. Students, parents, teachers, community members, and community leaders across the state are invited to share experiences to help inform the ESSA implementation plan for Rhode Island. RIDE will hold five forums at locations across Rhode Island: • Providence Area: Wednesday, November 2, at Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, 182 Thurbers Ave., Providence (Spanish language interpretation services are available.)…
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Padres enchufados: El uso de tecnología puede causar tensión en la familia

Con los avances tecnológicos, separar el trabajo de la casa se ha hecho cada vez más difícil, dificultando a los padres la tarea de estar ‘presente’ cuando están en casa. Una madre llega a casa del trabajo al mismo tiempo que una campanilla de su móvil le anuncia que acaba de recibir un correo electrónico de su trabajo. Uno de sus niños la saluda y pide una colación, mientras que su hermana mayor le jala de la mano para mostrarle su última creación de Lego. Su teléfono sigue sonando, ahora con un mensaje de texto que dice “urgente”. A medida…
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Community

Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship Application Information

The Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, made possible through the vision and generosity of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, is designed to stimulate solutions to Rhode Island challenges. RI – In 2017, the Innovation Fellowship will focus on one challenge for Rhode Island: increasing and improving civic engagement. What is civic engagement, and why does it matter? Civic engagement is how community members participate in and help shape the fabric of a community. It is defined by individual and collective actions to identify and address issues of shared concern. By building understanding, knowledge, skills, and relationships, we are able to solve…
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