Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tri-Town Community Action and Tri-Town Head Start are this year's recipients of donations to the bank's holiday giving program.
Now in its 15th year, the BankRI 'Giving Tree' program began this week, with donations at the Johnston branch going to two local nonprofits agencies. This year, Tri-Town Community Action and Tri-Town Head Start are the designated recipients of the toys collected locally. “We know that many of our neighbors continue to face financial challenges," Mark J. Meiklejohn, President and CEO of BankRI, said in a statement, "so anything we can do to help ease this burden by providing gifts for their children will go a longway in making the holiday season brighter.” At each of the 17 BankRI locations in the state, trees have been decorated with ornaments naming the wish of a local child. Customers are asked to choose and ornament and return to …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Volunteers from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of RI led a beautification project at the Tri-Town Community Center in North Providence on Sept. 27.
On Sept. 27, more than 700 employees of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island fanned out across the state to take part in the company's "Blue Across RI Day of Service," including a crew of some 70 people who worked to update the Tri-Town Community Center in North Providence. Tri-Town Community Action Agency, which serves Johnston, Smithfield, and North Providence, has been renovating the former Boys and Girls Club building for the last few months, and the Blue Cross project helped to move those efforts forward, according to Center Director Justin Waranis. [See more — Tri-Town Youth Jobs Program, July 27, 2012.] Check out the accompanying video [running time: 2:14] for scenes from the project.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Here's a look at the news that made the headlines in Johnston for the week ending July 27, 2012.
Bills: We posted a story on Monday morning about the new tax bills that went out the week before — don't panic; the first quarter is due Aug. 24. Election: The race for Rhode Island House District 44 heated up this week, as the Democratic opponents accused each other of getting unfair benefits from the state. Sewer: State and local officials joined with staffers from Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and Narragansett Bay Commission for a ceremonial groundbreaking on a $4 million sewer line project on Central Avenue. Tasty Tour: You just have to check out this video from Tuesday night's Taste of North Central Rhode Island sponsored by Johnston-based North Central Chamber of Commerce. Warning: You'll feel hungry by the end. Tri-…
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Johnston-based nonprofit organization manages a jobs training program from its Community Center in North Providence.
At the former location of the North Providence Boys and Girls Club, Johnston-based Tri-Town Community Action Agency is conducting a jobs training program for youth 14 to 18 years of age. The accompanying video provides a look at the program, which also includes the "Money Smarts" curriculum provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Community Center Director Justin Waranis and Case Manager Nicole Moniz discuss the aim of the program, and Johnston residents Sydney and Anthony Costa speak about what they're getting out of their experiences. Find out more about Tri-Town's youth programs by calling (401) 519-1952, or the central office at (401) 351-2750.