non-profit http://ripr.org en Providence Seeks Audit Of Local Non-Profit http://ripr.org/post/providence-seeks-audit-local-non-profit <p>The city of Providence is seeking to audit the non-profit organization the Urban League of Rhode Island.</p><p>The League is trying to sell their headquarters, despite a contract with the city.</p><p></p><p>In 1990 Providence sold the Urban League of Rhode Island their current headquarters for one dollar.</p><p>The non-profit moved into the building under the condition that it would be returned to the city, if the group ever left.</p><p>Now the Providence Journal reports that Urban League wants to sell its headquarters for $2.6 million.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:10:09 +0000 John Bender 27718 at http://ripr.org Major Rennovation Set For State's Largest Homeless Shelter http://ripr.org/post/major-rennovation-set-states-largest-homeless-shelter <p>The state’s largest homeless shelter is about to get a badly-needed facelift, thanks to the General Assembly. The legislature appropriated one million dollars to upgrade Harrington Hall, a rundown-century-old gymnasium on the grounds of the Pastore Complex in Cranston.</p><p>Harrington Hall is in such poor shape they have to move cots and lay down tarps when it rains.&nbsp; And the roof isn’t the only problem. The 100 or so men who live there night after night share seven toilets, three showers, and have no kitchen.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:24:07 +0000 Flo Jonic 20269 at http://ripr.org Bryant University Calls Bill Requiring Payment "Heavy Handed" http://ripr.org/post/bryant-university-calls-bill-requiring-payment-heavy-handed <p>The General Assembly has passed legislation requiring Bryant University to make payments to the town of Smithfield. The university is calling the bill “heavy handed.”</p><p>Unless Smithfield and Bryant can come to an agreement, the legislation allows the town to bill the university for municipal services it uses. The non-profit university sits on some 420 acres of land that state Senator Stephen Archambault said would generate $2 million in yearly taxes.</p><p></p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:40:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 17851 at http://ripr.org Bryant University Calls Bill Requiring Payment "Heavy Handed"