Roger Williams University is bringing HousingWorks RI into its fold. HousingWorks is a local nonprofit that studies affordable housing and economic development.
Associate Vice President for University Relations, Pete Wilbur, said HousingWorks RI already operates out of the university’s facility in Providence, and faculty members are on the board. He said making the nonprofit part of the university gives students hands on opportunities.
“One of the main benefits is, it shows them the importance of giving back to the community, of being engaged in the community, they’re getting credit for these internships at the same time,” said Wilbur.
The announcement that HousingWorks RI will become part of Roger Williams comes just as HousingWork’s RI head Nellie Gorbea announced she is leaving to run for Rhode Island’s Secretary of State.
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