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United Way starts 21-Day Equity Challenge

Rhode Island Monthly

"If you’d like to learn more about equity and its role in the fight against systemic racism, United Way… is here to help. Starting on Wednesday, February 24, Rhode Islanders can take part in United Way’s 21-Day Equity Challenge. Participants will receive a daily email that will feature different topics on racial equity, [including] racial identity, implicit bias… and allyship."

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Labor Vision TV: LIVE UNITED 2025

Labor Vision TV

"Erica Hammond sits down with United Way of Rhode Island's CEO Cortney Nicolato. At the start of the new year United Way… introduced its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan… The pair will discuss the importance of explicitly addressing systemic inequity, specifically racial inequity, and the role all of us can play in the fight against poverty throughout Rhode Island."

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11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council

11 Ways Nonprofits Can Garner Feedback

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"As with any business, [nonprofits must] balance… where… donors want to go and what… [customers] desire… [and] find a way to make giving feedback as painless as possible… To help, 11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council discuss how [nonprofits can] generate feedback from both donors and customers to better plot the trajectory of the organization."

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Cortney Nicolato - CEO of United Way discusses the upcoming bond issue question for housing

United Way’s Nicolato: Support All 7 Bonds


"Cortney Nicolato with United Way of Rhode Island appeared on GoLocal LIVE to advocate for all seven bonds on the March 2 special election ballot — and one bond question most importantly. Nicolato explained why United Way believes question three to support affordable housing is most critical for the community."

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Question 3 key to tackling RI’s housing crisis

The Providence Journal

"One of the most important decisions we can make to help our families, workers, seniors and veterans recover from this pandemic is passing Question 3 in Rhode Island’s March 2 special election… In 2020 alone, United Way of Rhode Island’s 211 helpline has received more than 98,000 housing-related requests for help. This issue will not go away without direct action."

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United Way of RI challenging residents to tackle racial inequity

United Way challenging R.I. to tackle inequity


"Next week, United Way of Rhode Island is kicking off a three-week challenge to address racial inequity. Larry Warner, the chief impact and equity officer for United Way... said the Challenge is an opportunity for everyone to reflect on the importance of racial equity through readings, podcasts and other resources... the Challenge... officially begins on Feb. 24."

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9 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council

Nine Ways A Nonprofit Can Improve Collaboration With The Board

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"Nonprofit leaders can sometimes have a difficult time working alongside their board… this may come from a disconnect that the board has with the enterprise's daily running… [or] a breakdown of communication… To help, nine members of Forbes Nonprofit Council offer sage advice on how nonprofit leaders can better work alongside their board for mutual benefit."

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The Bartholomewtown Podcast: United Way of Rhode Island’s Cortney Nicolato

The Bartholomewtown Podcast

"Bill Bartholomew welcomes United Way of Rhode Island's Cortney Nicolato to BTOWN for a discussion on the organization's historic, five-year, $100 million dollar investment into Rhode Island, major issues facing our nation, and the state's robust nonprofit sector."

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United Way launches 21-Day Equity Challenge

Warwick Beacon

"'This is a powerful opportunity for everyone to join us in learning more deeply about the challenges that root inequity in our community,' said Adama Brown, Ph.D., director of research and data analytics for United Way. 'Education and awareness are vital, meaningful steps to truly creating justice and opportunity for all… And this challenge puts that importance at the forefront.'"

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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"

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United Way of Rhode Island Appoints Community Leaders to Board of Directors

"Six community leaders have been appointed to the United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) Board of Directors for three-year terms. New to the UWRI Board of Director are Marcela Betancur, Brian Carroll, Jayne Donegan, Wendy Kagan, Joe Pierik, and Terence Sobolewski."

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Release of State’s 2019 Out-of-School Time Learning Report Reveals Programs’ Success Improving Student Performance, Graduation Rates; More is Needed

"For the 34,704 Rhode Island students engaged in afterschool learning, there are another 37,471 who would participate in a program if one were available to them – programs proven to positively impact student performance in the classroom and beyond."

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United We Win: Community Leaders Honored at United Way’s 93rd Annual Celebration

"Highlighting a year that featured more than $12 million invested in local initiatives that strengthen lives, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) President and CEO Cortney Nicolato spread a message of unity while offering a glimpse of new programs on the horizon during the organization’s 93rd Annual Celebration on October 10."

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United Way Awards $150,000 to Olneyville Programs that Support Kids, Families

"Continuing its commitment to the community it calls home, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has awarded $150,000 12 organizations that support children and families in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood."

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United Way and Hasbro, Inc. Invest $459,600 in Summer Learning, Highlight Need to Expand Programs that Help Close Achievement Gap

"United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) and Hasbro, Inc. have invested $459,600 in 13 programs serving more than 1,000 children this summer."

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United Way of Rhode Island Bestows Highest Honor on Margaret and Thomas Lamb with Tocqueville Society Award

"United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has presented long-time philanthropists and volunteers Margaret and Thomas Lamb with its prestigious Tocqueville Society Award."

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11 Local Leaders Selected for United Way’s Executive Director Learning Circle

"The latest United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) Executive Director Learning Circle is underway with the organization having selected eleven local leaders for the innovative educational program."

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United Way Welcomes Larry Warner as Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives

"United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has welcomed a new staff member to its community investment team, hiring Larry Warner as Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives. He assumed his new position on April 22."

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