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ARPA a payment on bills long overdue

The Providence Journal

"The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) isn’t unexpected good fortune. It’s a past bill that’s overdue after decades of underfunding our communities," shares United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato. "It’s also an opportunity to get things right and position our state to thrive for generations to come."

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Members of Forbes Nonprofit Council offer advice on balancing accountability with empathy in the workplace.

Balancing Accountability & Empathy At Work

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"Striking a balance between accountability and empathy is crucial for creating a work environment where employees can thrive... Here, 13 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato, share their expert tips on maintaining accountability and empathy in the workplace."

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MolinaCares donates $105K to RI nonprofits

Providence Business News

"United Way of Rhode Island received $50,000 from the MolinaCares Accord for its Nonprofit Innovation Lab, designed to promote innovation within nonprofits to create programs focused on housing, health equity and solutions to racial disparity."

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Students participating in Reading Reaps Rewards examine sea creatures at Save the Bay.

Reading Reaps Rewards celebrates 20 yr.

What's Up Newp

"The Reading Reaps Rewards Summer Learning Initiative welcomed 199 Newport students this summer at three learning sites... Students have daily literacy and math activities taught by certified teachers, engage with peers in learning activities, and enjoy field trips and guest presenters from local partnering organizations."

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Forbes Nonprofit Council members share advice on how nonprofits can entice new talent.

15 Ways Nonprofits Can Entice New Talent

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"As employees… embrace new ways to work, certain industries have suffered a recent labor shortage... To make sense of this shift in hiring practices, a panel of Forbes Nonprofit Council members, including United Way of Rhode Island’s president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato, laid out some practices nonprofits can weave into their hiring efforts to entice new talent."

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The youngest students in the STEM Advantage summer program gathered at Stillhouse Cove last week to celebrate the culmination of their six weeks of work, which included weekly gatherings at the cove.

Summer of STEM

Cranston Herald

"Summer and STEM? It might not be the combination most students have in mind when the school year ends. But for students in the STEM Advantage program, the two went hand-in-hand over the past several weeks."

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Summer Learning Initiative lets kids catch up

The Westerly Sun

"'The biggest piece of the Summer Learning Initiative is... the social emotional growth for many of these kids who haven't left their homes because of the pandemic,' said Rebecca Trebisacci, the initiative's education coordinator... 'If the kids aren’t socially and emotionally ready then they are not ready for classroom learning.'"

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Women United awards $124K in grants

Providence Business News

"United Way of Rhode Island['s]... Women United group [has] awarded $124K in grants to three local nonprofits to support increased access to experiential learning for underserved K-3 students, as well as [expanding] out-of-school programs for minority youth."

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Discussing the 2021 Nonprofit Innovation Lab

The Bartholomewtown Podcast

"Bill Bartholomew welcomes United Way of Rhode Island President/CEO Cortney Nicolato, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives Constance Ferber, Destenie Vital of What Cheer Flower Farm and Brent Runyon of Providence Preservation Society to discuss the 2021 Nonprofit Innovation Lab."

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Larry Warner Promoted to Chief Impact and Equity Officer at United Way of R.I.

“As a key member of the executive leadership team, Warner will lead United Way’s efforts and strategies to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.”

United Way Commits $100 Million to Build Racial Equity and Opportunities for All Rhode Islanders

“United Way’s new 5-year strategic plan will address the root causes of the systemic barriers that have thwarted Rhode Island’s ability to thrive.”

United Way of R.I. the Recipient of $10 Million from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

“United Way of Rhode Island has received a gift in the amount of $10 million from philanthropist and novelist, MacKenzie Scott.”

United Way of R.I. Issues Request for Proposals, Makes $2M Available in Grants

“United Way of Rhode Island has released a request for proposals (RFP), making available $2 million in grants from its Community Impact Fund.”

Man Up, Inc. Wins Nonprofit Innovation Lab Pitch Finals, Secures $50,000 in Seed Funding to Implement Unique Community Solution

“Out of a pool of 5 finalists, Man Up, Inc. took home the grand prize of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab’s pitch finals on November 12, securing $50,000 in seed funding to support the creation of new economic development opportunities for previously incarcerated men of color.”

Secretary Gorbea, United Way of R.I. Launch 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline

“With Rhode Island’s September 8 primary and November 3 general election fast approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced a partnership with Island to launch the state’s new 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline.”

United Way Sends $600,000 in ‘Rhode Island Recovers’ Grants to 41 Local Organizations to Support Continuity of Services

“Through a new funding program established to support nonprofits’ ability to continue their services to Rhode Islanders amid the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has sent $600,000 in ‘Rhode Island Recovers’ grants to 41 local organizations.”

Exceeding Goal, 401Gives Raises $1.2 Million for R.I. Nonprofits in Single Day

“In a sign of unity that will impact the lives of tens of thousands of their neighbors, Rhode Islanders came together to raise a total of $1,252,786 during the first-ever 401Gives campaign powered by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI).”

COVID-19 Response Fund awards $1.2 million in first round of grants to local nonprofits

“Less than two weeks after the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island jointly established the COVID-19 Response Fund, the organizations today announced a first round of crisis response grants to local nonprofit organizations.”

Calls to 2-1-1 for Help with Housing, Food, and Health Information Rose in 2019

“New data released today by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) shows requests to its 2-1-1 call center for help with primary basic needs increased in 2019 compared to the previous year.”

United Way, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Select 10 Fellows for Nonprofit Innovation Lab

“Leaders from ten Rhode Island-based nonprofits have been selected as Fellows for a unique social innovation program created by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) and Social Enterprise Greenhouse.”

Through Free Tax Preparation Service, United Way Helps Return More than $27 Million to the Pockets of Working Rhode Islanders

“Through Free Tax Preparation Service, United Way Helps Return More than $27 Million to the Pockets of Working Rhode Islanders”