Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
January 24, 2011
Strategies to Reduce Poverty in Providence
The Poverty, Work and Opportunity Task Force facilitated by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its report, Pathways to Opportunity: Building Prosperity in Providence, at a meeting that included Congressman David Cicilline and Mayor of Providence Angel Taveras. The report details the progress on the Task Force's integrated strategy designed to reduce poverty and increase access to work and opportunity for residents of the City of Providence. Click here to view photos from the meeting.
Interfaith Vigil to Fight Poverty
View photos from the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition's third annual vigil, One Voice to Reduce Poverty in Rhode Island. At the vigil, faith leaders offered support for state elected officials as they begin the new legislative. Read the Providence Journal article about the vigil or download the Coalition's fact sheet on poverty in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition is a faith-based partnership whose purpose is to fight poverty. The Coalition includes over 40 faith and advocacy organizations in the state, including Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. The Coalition is part of a national initiative whose goal is to cut poverty in half within 10 years.
Kids Count TV Show Features United Way of Rhode Island
The latest episode of the Rhode Island Kids Count Cable Television Show focuses on the work of the United Way of Rhode Island. On the show, Anthony Maione, President & CEO of the United Way of Rhode Island, speaks about how  the organization is making a difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders in three core areas: education, income and housing. For more information on the United Way of Rhode Island, visit www.uwri.org. The show is produced by Access Rhode Island.
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In This Issue
starStrategies to Reduce Poverty in Providence
starInterfaith Vigil to Fight Poverty
starKids Count TV Show Features United Way of Rhode Island
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