College & University Presidents Call for U.S. to Uphold and Continue DACA

Higher education leaders cite “moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As of Nov. 21 at 6:30 PST, more than 100 college and university presidents from public and private institutions across the have signed statement offering to meet with leaders on the issue. Signatories are listed below, and the list will be updated here through Nov. 22. The presidents are urging business, civic, religious and non-profit sectors to join them in supporting DACA and undocumented immigrant students. Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students The…
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Education

Dunkin’ donuts, multicultural foodservice & hospitality alliance host career exploration event for local high school students

Listen to LPR News Podcast Providence - Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners and their crew members are teaming up with the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) to put on an interactive career exploration program for local high school students in Rhode Island. The event Friday at Rhode Island College, is part of MFHA’s Showcase of the Stars™ program – a nationwide event series targeted toward urban youth and committed to highlighting the professional opportunities available in the foodservice industry. The program presents guest panelists, the “stars” of the event, who share stories of how they built their careers and…
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Art & Life

WATERFIRE’S NEW ART CENTER

Groundbreaking ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center Providence, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo We all know how special WaterFire Providence is to Rhode Island. It's a shining example of how the arts can be an economic driver and create jobs. Everywhere I travel, people bring up WaterFire- I tell them, come visit Rhode Island and check it out! WaterFire draws 1 million visitors to downtown Providence each year. They stay in our hotels, eat at our restaurants and shop at our businesses. Now, WaterFire is building on those strengths by constructing a new Arts Center. Senator Jack Reed Congressman Jim…
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Education

Raimondo, Reed, Whitehouse, Langevin Help Open New Career-Focused Training Programs

PODCAST LPR NEWS Warwick - Senators Jack Reed joined, Governor Gina Raimondo Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin, state and community leaders at the grand opening of the new Marine Trades, Shipfitting and Welding Program at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center (WACTC). The new training being offered will build on the Warwick Marine Trades Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and will provide additional occupation-specific training to help students transition from school to career and/or post-secondary education. The event will also showcase five new, state-of-the-art welding booths paid for with local, state, and federal funds to help students…
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Community

Reed Tours Federally-Funded Salt Marsh Restoration in Narragansett

NARRAGANSETT, RI - Four years after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in October 2012 and damaged several coastal wildlife refuges and marshes in Rhode Island and other communities, a new, federally-funded saltmarsh restoration project is underway within the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge on the Narrow River. Today, Senator Jack Reed joined officials from the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) for a firsthand look at the cooperative effort to rebuild these important natural buffers in order to make them more resilient in the future for people, wildlife,…
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Education

Superintendent of Providence Public Schools, Mr. Chris Maher joined Dr. Pablo Rodriguez on “Nuestra Salud”

LPR’s morning show “Nuestra Salud” hosted by Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, welcomed for the first time to the show the ‎Superintendent of Providence Public Schools, Mr. Chris Maher. Mr. Maher speaking Spanish for the most part of the interview, shared a little of his history and discuss issues that concerns parents the most in their children’s education. There were three important discussion which were English Language Learners, Increased learning time and Personalized learning. If you missed this morning’s discussion, listen to the Podcast
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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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