Funding Sources
2014 Funding Sources
Our 2014 revenue totaled $1,593,135. Most funding (62%) for the organization came in from private foundations and corporations such as NeighborWorks America, Local Initiative Support Corporation, RI Housing, Bank of America, TD Bank, Citizens Bank, Freddie Mac, etc.
NWBRV youth programming serves students in grades K-12 after school and full day during school vacations. Elementary school programs at the Art Center in Woonsocket became DCYF-licensed and began accepting childcare vouchers in 2014. Read more...
BOOST! 100 Women
In June of 2014, NWBRV and collaborators at Freddie Mac, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women's RI Chapter, Community Action Partnership of Providence and many others launched BOOST! 100 Women, an intensive financial empowerment program targeting RI women of color. Read more...
Recruiting "Selfies"
NWBRV recruits 6+ families to live in their latest homeownership development in Pascoag, RI, as part of the USDA's Mutual Self Help Housing Program. Families will contribute labor to the construction of their home to earn equity, maintaining the homes' affordability. Read more...
A Year in Review
Annual Report for 2014
Here are some of our top stories from 2014!
Going Green

NWBRV incorporates green, sustainable building techniques into projects whenever possible and in 2014, received a "Green Designation" from NeighborWorks America, which identifies exemplary organizations for their integration of best practices in "green" and "sustainable" design, construction, and organizational operations.  The national distinction, awarded to only 61 organizations across the country, including the 19 awards from 2014, emphasizes green and sustainable thinking and actions in a comprehensive way. Read more... 

Creating New Home Owners
Loretta Johnson (center) and her family were just one of many new home owners educated through our HomeOwnership Center in 2014.

In 2014, over 130 families completed our home buyer education courses last year. 42% went on to purchase home in 2014, with many more purchasing in 2015. Educating home buyers is a core component of the NWBRV mission. We strive to be a one-stop-shop for individuals and families as they pursue their financial and home ownership dreams. Our team are HUD-approved and NeighborWorks America trained to provide the highest quality of personalized service. Whether its our Home Buyer Education class or a thirty minute check-in with a staff member on a budget or financial goal, we continue to provide innovative service that meets families where they are and helps them get to where they are headed. Read more...

Preventing Summer Learning Loss

"Summer learning loss" occurs if children and youth are not engaged in active learning.  Research demonstrates that all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status, lose up to two months of math skills, while children from lower-income situations also may lose up to two months of reading skills. High-quality summer learning programs reverse summer learning loss by offering engaging, hands-on learning opportunities that build children's academic, social-emotional, and essential skills (e.g., creativity, teamwork, presentation skills, etc.). Over 60 students completed the middle and high school age portion of our Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative program last year and our students saw 30.6% gains in literacy skills and 13.37% gains in math skills from the start to end of the program. Read more...

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