Listening, building and supporting organizations committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in Rhode Island.
Investing in educational, skills-training and entrepreneurial programs based on community-identified needs to create success.
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sake and for our own.” –Cesar Chavez
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Victoria’s Dream Takes Flight
Victoria’s Dream Project provides students with an immersive experience that supports creative, academic, and personal growth, and encourages future accomplishments.
Fab Newport Celebrates a Decade of Inspiring Makers
Fab Newport’s work focuses on serving BIPOC youth in communities that traditionally have limited access to technology rich programming, with an emphasis on coding, design, and fabrication.
Siya Singhal Wins 2023 Transform RI Scholarship
Papitto Opportunity Connection commits $1 million to making Wheeler freshman’s idea a reality.
Generation Rising: How a Senior at the MET is living her dream at RI PBS
Funded by The Papitto Opportunity Connection (POC), Melany Arias is the first paid intern on a show that’s unique and new to the PBS brand: ‘Generation Rising’.
Farm Fresh: Planting Seeds For Life
Mentoring, job training and self-esteem. These are just a few of the skills that trainees will gain in Farm Fresh’s Harvest Kitchen Program. By combining culinary training and mentoring to youth ages 16 to 19 that are involved with the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), has proven to be a great way to guide youth toward a better path.
New Bridges for Haitian Success
A non-profit organization offering critical programs, services, and tools to help Haitian immigrants navigate the system, assimilate to life in Rhode Island and create a pathway to success.