3 Things Going On At The General Assembly
The Bartholomewtown Podcast
Bill Bartholomew breaks down 3 different things happening inside the Rhode Island General Assembly — childcare investments, autobody bills and insurance premiums, and afterschool and summer learning legislation. Guests include United Way of Rhode Island's Kyle Bennett, director, policy and equity, and Marlene Guay, program officer, child development and 2-gen initiatives.
Uber/United Way offer free rides to vaccines
Invest in out of school learning time
The Providence Journal
"Now is the time for the General Assembly to pass legislation that will provide a predictable source of funding for high-quality after-school and summer-learning programs," share United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato, and Joseph Pratt, executive director and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.
10 Keys For Onboarding Team Members
Forbes Nonprofit Council
"A strong onboarding process can make all the difference in a nonprofit's operations… If your nonprofit has been struggling with communicating the values and expectations of your organization, consider revamping the process by reviewing the 10 keys to onboarding team members from the members of Forbes Nonprofit Council", including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato.
7 leaders selected: Nonprofit Innovation Lab
Providence Business News
"Seven leaders of local nonprofit organizations have been selected as fellows of United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse's latest Nonprofit Innovation Lab... 'Innovation is absolutely where our state's nonprofit community excels. And it’s our job to support and nurture that creativity'", shared United Way's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato.
Labor Vision TV: Young Leaders Circle
Labor Vision TV
Labor Vision TV's Erica Hammond sits down with Jessica Lachey, United Way of Rhode Island's strategic events manager and program officer, Young Leaders Circle (YLC), and Maria Marroquin, chair of YLC's Community Engagement Committee, to talk about the largest networking group for young professionals in Rhode Island and our annual spring fundraiser, The Night Is Young.
Local business owner rediscovers her roots
The Valley Breeze
"For Jade Shaver, a Woonsocket resident and soon-to-be owner of her own bakery… high school was a turbulent time... Through those times, however, two things remained constant: the love and support of her mother, Dorene Shaver, and [our grant partner,] Riverzedge Arts... Earlier this year, she reconnected with… Riverzedge Arts when she hired them to create her new business logo."
United Way kicks off Children’s Book Drive
"In what's become one of the state's largest efforts in support of childhood literacy, United Way of Rhode Island and its Women United group have kicked off their annual Children's Book Drive. Throughout the month of May, local businesses, community organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in any one of a number of ways."
United Way of Rhode Island has sent a total of $175,029 in grants to 12 nonprofits for their work to create long-term change in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. The community investments were awarded from United Way’s special Olneyville Fund and… [support] the Lift United goals of its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan to create opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.
“A year after COVID-19 turned summer learning programs upside down, youth in five communities reveled in a full return to engaging, in-person activities this summer — with recommended safety guidelines in place and the support of dozens of partners.”
“Women United… has awarded… $124K in grants to three local organizations in support of increasing access to experiential learning for underserved K-3 students and to expand out-of-school time programs for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) youth.”
“The partnership supports the State’s goal to vaccinate as many Rhode Islanders as possible by the end of summer by providing free rides to all R.I. vaccine sites for those with limited access to transportation.”
Robert Bush, Roshni Darnal, and Rob Hancock to play vital roles in delivering on organization’s LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to build racial equity in Rhode Island.
Fellows will spend the coming months developing and honing new solutions to pressing social issues, culminating in a “Shark Tank-like” presentation to secure funding to bring their ideas to life.
“In what’s become one of the state’s largest efforts in support of childhood literacy, United Way of Rhode Island and its Women United group have kicked off their annual Children’s Book Drive. Throughout the month of May, local businesses, community organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in any one of a number of ways.”
“Three months after unveiling its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island is putting $4.5 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State. The funding, the first in a two-year grant cycle, was awarded to 72 organizations in support of programs targeting the root causes of… racial inequities.”
“[April 1] has been officially rebranded 401Gives in the Ocean State… Throughout yesterday, thousands of donors from Rhode Island and beyond came together to raise a total of $2.2M [$2,200,477] for local nonprofits during what’s become the state’s largest single day of giving. The generosity of the community helped the effort far surpass its $1.5 million goal.”
“United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) are launching the next iteration of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab and are inviting local executives to apply to the unique program that offers seed funding and much more. Applications open on March 18 and can be completed online; the deadline is April 23.”
“Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to support… more than 300 local nonprofits when 401Gives, the state’s largest… day of giving, returns on April 1. After exceeding the $1 million mark for the effort’s first-ever year, United Way of Rhode Island has upped the ante, setting a goal to raise $1.5 million for nonprofits across the… state in… 24 hours.”
“In alignment with the goals of its recently released LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island today opened registration for its 21-Day Equity Challenge that kicks off February 24. All Rhode Islanders are invited to commit 15 minutes a day to equity with the goal of understanding how inequity and racism affect our lives and our communities.”