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ProJo: Homeless advocate walks Providence streets looking for people struggling in cold

On Friday nights Megan Smith walks through downtown Providence looking for people who may be struggling with homelessness, addiction, poverty — or some combination of the three — to connect with.

ProJo: My Turn: Brent Runyon: Let’s preserve R.I.’s State House grounds

The prospect of new buildings on the State House lawn is nearly unthinkable. Of foremost importance to all Rhode Islanders is the sanctity of the State House and its setting. In addition to the building’s unrivaled architecture, the open space around it and its setting atop a hill are defining characteristics that make ours the most beautiful State House in America.

ProJo: United Way of RI’s Maione to retire as president, CEO in December 2018

Anthony Maione will retire as president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island, effective Dec. 31, 2018, the agency announced in a news release on Wednesday.

WPRI 12: Patriots deliver donated blankets to Crossroads shelter in Providence

Blankets collected at the coldest football game ever played in Foxboro are now in the hands of some of Rhode Island’s neediest people.

ProJo: Ashton Mill hums with activity once again

Those buildings were a symbol of the state’s economic rise in the 1800s, and they have become symbolic once again, this time showcasing how aging architectural relics can be reinvented for, and be relevant in, the 21st century.

Pawtucket Times: All about ‘doing for others’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” The Woonsocket Martin Luther King Community Committee and NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley were doing their part to answer that question Saturday at St. James Baptist Church on South Main Street, where more than 30 volunteers young and old kicked off a year-long service project repurposing old newspaper boxes into mini-food pantries called Blessing Boxes.

Convergence RI: Why not just move? It is often not a choice

Families do not choose to live in over-priced housing that is unsafe. Choice means having the opportunity to select an option that is affordable, safe and healthy for yourself and your loved ones – otherwise, it is just survival. Choice demands comprehensive neighborhood revitalization.

Free File Briefing with Rep. Jim Langevin

Please join Congressman Jim Langevin, along with community leaders, for the Annual IRS and RI Free File Briefing to highlight FREE federal and state income tax prep and e-filing services for moderate and lower income taxpayers.

HUD: Awards Record $2B to Thousands of Local Homeless Assistance Programs Across U.S.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a record $2 billion to support more than 7,300 local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

UWRI: Join Us for Advocacy 101 Workshop

Interested in learning how to be an advocate? Join United Way of Rhode Island for an Advocacy 101 workshop to learn how to help advance our legislative goals of improving housing and education in the state.

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