Category: community

Join Kidoinfo: Caroling on the West Side of Providence!

Join Kidoinfo: Caroling on the West Side of Providence!

[ 3 ] December 3, 2009 |

Kidoinfo is teaming up with Connect Providence, Leadership Rhode Island, Rhody Food Tours, and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association this season to have some family fun and spread some holiday cheer. Bring the kids and join us as we joyfully carol through historic streets surrounded by beautiful Victorian architecture in Providence’s Armory District on Sunday, […]

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2009 Community Giving

2009 Community Giving

[ 7 ] November 30, 2009 |

This holiday season, many more people will feel the pinch from tough economic times. When giving time or money becomes more difficult, even a little bit can mean a lot to someone else. Although community giving can happen any time of year, the holidays provide an opportunity or a reminder for us think a little […]

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December TO-DO List

December TO-DO List

[ 0 ] November 30, 2009 |

This list was so handy last year, I decided to re-use it. Here is a summary of articles from the Kidoinfo archives that may be helpful as readers plan their month. Find craft projects, local events, and books to read, along with tips and ideas to make your holidays a little easier, hopefully less stressful–and […]

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Rhode Island Community Forum on Education and Race to the Top

Rhode Island Community Forum on Education and Race to the Top

[ 0 ] November 29, 2009 |

– Monday, December 7th at 6:00 pm at Central High School – Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm at SORICO, 646 Camp Ave., North Kingstown This open invitation from Deborah Gist, education commissioner, invites parents to join the conversation about transforming education in Rhode Island at two upcoming Race to the Top Forums. At these events, […]

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Families First Rhode Island Can Make a Difference: Plans to Expand Services in Southern Rhode Island

Families First Rhode Island Can Make a Difference: Plans to Expand Services in Southern Rhode Island

[ 2 ] November 25, 2009 |

Pleased to announce Families First Rhode Island, an amazing local grassroots organization, received a grant award of $40,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation. This grant allows Families First to expand its services now into Southern Rhode Island by providing in-home evaluations, treatment referrals, social support, and parenting education to pregnant and postpartum women who are […]

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When the doctor orders bedrest

When the doctor orders bedrest

[ 1 ] November 24, 2009 |

I was put on bedrest after a routine visit to my midwife’s office thirty weeks into my pregnancy. Although bedrest is not uncommon when expecting twins,  I still did not think it would happen to me. Pregnancy is already a busy and stressful time–you may be setting up the nursery or juggling work and young kids–and […]

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Providence Woman Leads Local Movement to Eradicate Child Slavery in India

Providence Woman Leads Local Movement to Eradicate Child Slavery in India

[ 0 ] November 4, 2009 |

The Wonder’s of India: Celebrating for Freedom. A family celebration of Indian Culture on November 7, 2009 aims to help International Cause. Where: Jewish Community Center, 500 Elmgrove Avenue (on the East Side), Providence, RI 02906 When: Saturday, November 7, 2009 Time: Noon to 8 p.m Admission: $2 per person, children under the age of […]

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Call to Action for Providence Residents regarding seniority-based hiring in Providence Public Schools

Call to Action for Providence Residents regarding seniority-based hiring in Providence Public Schools

[ 4 ] September 30, 2009 |

High quality teachers are a critical part of a high quality education. Although a teacher’s length of service is a relevant factor in determining the teacher’s quality and suitability for a position, many other factors besides seniority determine teacher quality. The best teacher is not necessarily the most senior teacher. Providence Public Schools recently gained […]

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Cupcakes for a Cause

Cupcakes for a Cause

[ 0 ] September 18, 2009 |

Cupcakes for a Cause is a week-long event with bakeries around the country selling cupcakes and donating a portion of sales to the CancerCare for Kids program which provides free professional support services to any child affected by cancer, whether the diagnosis is their own or that of a loved one. This year Cupcakes for […]

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International Coastal Cleanup: Rhode Island Style

International Coastal Cleanup: Rhode Island Style

[ 0 ] September 17, 2009 |

September 19, 2009 from 9 AM – Noon Each year on the third Saturday in September, volunteers around the world show they care about their coasts by flocking to the beaches to clean up and document the trash they find. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island coordinates cleanup efforts for the Ocean State. The “Hold […]

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