Celebrating Our Volunteers: Lifting Us Onward and Upward
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we want to thank the 453 volunteers who have provided LRI with security, strength, support, and peace, ensured ensured a stable foundation for LRI's growth in 2021.
Embracing Change Together: LRI’s 2021 Impact Report
Leadership Rhode Island looks back on the stories and successes of 2021, while highlighting what's ahead for us this year, and most importantly, how you can be a part of it.
Board & Alumni Lead the Way for LRI on #401Gives
Led by LRI's Board of Governors with a $3,500 match, 118 champions representing 33 classes raised more than $13,000 in support of Leadership Rhode Island.
Leaning in to the Future – 5 Questions with Teresa DeFlitch
Utilizing her varied backgrounds in historical research and interpretation, education, and people-centered development, Director of Leadership Development, Teresa DeFlitch creates transformative experiences that introduce people to new perspectives, places, and ideas.
Small Actions, Big Impact: The Rho II’s Social Contracts
Faced with a unique set of obstacles in 2021, the annual Leadership in Action projects for the Rho II Class embraced a new model of Social Contracting, proving that every small action produces ripples of change.
Leadership Rhode Island Adds Two New Team Members
The Leadership Rhode Island team has grown with the addition of Renzo Arteta (CLRI '19) in the role of Training Administrator, and Jawaun Samuels in the role of Engagement Coordinator.
“You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello”, Recognizing Board Transitions
Executive Director Mike Ritz takes a moment to recognize the extraordinary contributions of departing board members Steve Duvel (LRI ‘12) and Mitch Edwards (LRI ‘11) and welcome newest members Hamza Chaudary (LRI '17), Priscilla Gonzalez-Santos (LRI '17), and Greg Garvin (LRI '08).
Class Speaker Speeches
Traci Adedeji’s 2021 Rho II Commencement Speech
In the midst of a year that left many across the globe feeling uncertain and questioning the future, Class Speaker Traci Adedeji reflected on what it means to have "more questions than answers" in her remarks to her Rho II classmates.