What We Do


Every child should have the same access to education, yet in Rhode Island that is not always the case. The Papitto Opportunity Connection supports unique educational programming, especially in Rhode Island’s urban core communities, designed to provide children in need with access to such things as music education, financial literacy, STEM programs and the ability to access healthcare services right in school.

The Papitto Opportunity Connection provides direct grants to organizations that can demonstrate how their programming can foster diversity, equity and inclusion in Rhode Island. Additionally, students who are graduates of a Rhode Island high school and wish to attend law school are invited to apply for the annual Papitto Opportunity Connection Law School Scholarships through the Rhode Island Bar Association. Rhode Island high school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for the Transform RI Scholarship.


Winner’s Circle XR Academy

The Winner’s Circle XR Academy is changing the educational experience and improving outcomes for young students through XR technology and computer simulations.

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FLY arms students with the tools they need to learn how to become financially responsible. The FLY Initiative has served more than 700 students in Rhode Island.

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Reach Out and Read RI

Reach Out and Read RI has provided more than one million new, free developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant books to children and their families across the state.

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