Community Stories


MacKenzie Scott in Boston Globe

Local organizations benefited from Scott’s $4.1 billion giving spree

Boston Globe

"Author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced in a blog post Tuesday that she has donated more than $4.1 billion in the past four months to hundreds of organizations, including several in New England… United Way of Rhode Island … received $10 million from Scott… Scott said her team looked at nearly 6,500 organizations and conducted research into about 800."

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Missing Out: Guest MINDSETTERS™ Casimiro, Melvan and Nicolato

Go Local Prov

“Nearly 60,000 of our state’s school-aged children (out of 153,000) lack access to afterschool programs, according to the "After 3PM 2020" report published on December 8… There is no question that Rhode Island children who cannot get into afterschool programs risk falling behind their more fortunate peers… 80 percent of students’ learning takes place outside of formal school.”

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United Way of R.I. makes $2 million available in grants

What's Up Newport

"The latest funding cycle is part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to support local nonprofits addressing systemic inequity and working to create a more equitable Rhode Island."

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Young Leaders Circle Virtual Networking Night

Meet and reconnect virtually with other young professionals from 6 to 7 pm. We'll be using the Remo platform, so make sure to sign up in advance.

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A Women United member helps two children choose books to take home, thanks to our partner, Books Are Wings (BAW). BAW visits partner schools multiple times throughout the school year to distribute free books to students.

Women United Community Learning Partners

Join us via Zoom from 5-6 pm for the next event in this series, featuring Newport Partnership for Families.

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From Hello to Help: 211 Day Event

Join us at 10 am for a Zoom webinar, "From hello to help: 211 is always there." Check back here or sign up for e-news below to receive registration details.