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Providence to serve as pilot to help at-risk children
Posted: 7/31/2012 1:27:07 PM
Updated: 7/31/2012 1:37:10 PM
A program aimed at helping at-risk children is being started in Providence, with a boost from a national group that studies problems that affect childhood outcomes.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, well known for its "Kids Count" data book issued just last week, is launching a partnership in Providence to adopt what it calls evidence-based programs in a program called Evidence2Success. A $300,000 grant from the Foundation will begin the pilot program in Providence and another Rhode Island city that has yet to be determined.
Governor Lincoln Chafee praised the effort by the Foundation.
"This is another example of the good work they're going to do in a very challenging environment, urban schools," said Chafee.
Providence Superintendent of Schools Susan Lusi said the focus on at-risk children combines the efforts of government and private agencies.
"This is a way of helping us identify the issue facing that child and that family, and then linking them to a provider or services that would help them," Lusi said.
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