No Disruption In Service – PPL Foundation Commits $15,000 To College Leadership Rhode Island Program

Leadership Rhode Island is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the College Leadership Rhode Island (CLRI) Program serving leaders ages 18 – 26 who are either attending, or have recently graduated college.

CLRI prepares students and recent college graduates to navigate life after college. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to develop their professional lives and build a future as engaged Rhode Island citizens.

Additional supporters of CLRI include the Papitto Opportunity Connection, Amica Companies Foundation, Navigant Credit Union, Ting and Ian Barnard, Maryann and John Mulattieri, and the Ram Lal Seekri Endowment.

“We are grateful for PPL’s support of CLRI, ensuring that the program can continue to be offered at no cost to the young leaders who are selected.” Said Michelle Carr (LRI ’14), Executive Director of Leadership Rhode Island. “Supporting the young leaders we have today is an investment in positively transforming Rhode Island’s future.”

This is the inaugural year of the Empowering Communities grants program, which is funded by the PPL Foundation to help organizations fulfill their missions across all the communities served by Rhode Island Energy.

Leadership Rhode Island was one of 29 organizations to be selected for a grant.

“There are tremendous organizations and people working to strengthen our communities and expand opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them,” said Ryan Hill, president of the PPL Foundation. “The PPL Foundation is pleased to provide support that helps them make a real and lasting difference in people’s lives throughout the communities served by Rhode Island Energy.”