A Success Story: Riverzedge

“I like to consider myself a Riverzedge Arts success story.  The most significant lesson I learned from working there is the importance of trying.”

“But perhaps most importantly, OSCT support for Riverzedge Arts brought Weedney into the community of caring people whose belief in her incredible ability, she says, keeps her going. “

“Words cannot express how grateful I am for the never-ending support of my former Studio Director Kim Keiter, (Artistic Director) Brad Fesmire, and everyone else at Riverzedge Arts.  Their encouragement guides me daily.”

Above all, OSCT showed our youth that they are cared about and believed in.  And showing care for the people and communities is how we help our teens build a more creative, more sustainable future.

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Simon W. Wardwell Foundation

A special Thank You and Happy New Year to the trustees of the Simon W. Wardwell Foundation for the generous grant to Ocean State Charities Trust that will help us increase the amount of dollars awarded to Central Falls, Pawtucket, Lincoln and Woonsocket.  


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Contact Information

Executive Director of Ocean State Charities Trust: Jane Lynch Contact Information: Cell phone 401-225-2813; Office phone 401-728-9008 Email Information: [email protected]
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Election of Officers Notice

The annual meeting was held October 17, 2023.  The Election of Officers commenced:

Mr. Scott Avedisian – Chairman

Mr. Mark Russell – Vice-Chairman

Mr. Victor Capellan – Secretary

Ms. Amy Vitale – Treasurer

Mr. John J Partridge – Trustee

The November 21st meeting has been moved to November 28, 2023

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Museum of Work & Culture

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Awards 2023

The “Harry Kizirian Award” was given to The Learning Community Charter School

                 In recognition to provide educational needs for the children in the state of RI

The “Roger Schonning Award” was given to the Jonnycake Center of Westerly

                 For providing social services to assist people through crisis situations and to find a path out toward self-sufficiency

The “Helen A. Marandola Award” was give to the John Clarke Retirement Center

                 For its rehabilitative care and a meaningful, active retirement community

The “Edward Ricci Award” was given to Seque Institute for Learning 

                 In recognitions of teaching young people from all backgrounds learn life’s lessons on honesty, humility and perseverance while gaining respect for their community

The “Jonathan Farnum Award” was give to the Community Prep School

                 For empower their diverse student body to reach full academic and leadership potential. 


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