This Thanksgiving, RICJ is especially grateful for
generous friends who recognize and support our work.
We are happy to announce three wonderful awards!
RICJ is grateful to the
Tufts Health Plan Foundation
for a

It's a challenge grant to help sustain our Project RESPECT leadership camp - a life-changing experience for youth. Yet, camp is RICJ's biggest single expense, and most families we serve cannot pay.

The Tufts Grant will help establish a Youth Camp Endowment.
Your first $5,000 in gifts to the fund will be matched by the Angel grant - doubling your dollars!
We seek to grow the new fund over time until each year it will pay for every low income youth we serve to attend camp.

The Angel Award also will support a campaign to help raise the endowment.
And so we may build this new fund while continuing to hold the camp,
the Tufts Angel Grant also covers the cost of youths' lodging and food for the 2020 Project RESPECT.

We ask your help to build this new fund. Help ensure Project RESPECT youth leadership camp will forever be available for youth. Thank you!
RICJ is grateful to the
Rhode Island Foundation and
Blue Cross Blue Shield RI
for the 2019

T he Foundation's best practice awards, sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI, recognize outstanding work by nonprofits. The 2019 awardees are:

RI for Community & Justice
...for our decade of work with Juvenile Hearing Boards and our new project with Central Falls JHB. Providence JHB and DCYF and its FCCP provider network.
Community Provider Network RI
House of Hope Community
Development Corp.
Providence Village of RI
Hope Health

Dec. 10 at 5-7 pm, the Rhode Island Foundation holds a summit with award recipients to discuss their best practices. The program is followed by a cocktail reception. You are invited! It's free and open to the public. Registration required.
RICJ congratulates
of Amica Mutual Insurance
for winning our
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The Rhode Island State House
First Floor Bell Area
Community & Justice Award & Holiday Gala
5:00PM Registration
5:30PM-7:30PM Reception & Program

We are delighted to honor Ramona Royal, PHR, CPCU, Talent Acquisition and Diversity Officer for Amica Mutual Insurance. Ramona leads diversity initiatives at Amica's 44 offices. Nationally recognized for her creative, storytelling approach Ramona is a model for DEI (D iversity, Equity and Inclusion) professionals and for RICJ's Youth Facilitators.  

For 66 years we have honored business, nonprofit, and community leaders whose dedication helps build a just and inclusive state. The Community & Justice Award is RICJ's annual fundraiser. All proceeds support our youth empowerment, juvenile justice and diversity education programs.  

Join us in celebrating a world of diversity, equity and inclusion at the
Community & Justice Gala
Reception includes world cuisine buffet
Tickets $75
Register at the link below
To sponsor, contact

Grateful thanks to our event sponsors: Amica Mutual Insurance, Belvoir Properties, Sam & Joelle Palmisano, Cox Communications, Dan Baudouin, Anonymous Donor, Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, Dimeo Construction Company, Pawtucket Credit Union, Washington Trust, Beneficent Church, Delta Dental, KPMG and the Rumpler Family.

Grateful thanks to major supporters Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund and Rhode Island Foundation; our juvenile justice program major supporters the USDOJ Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention/RI Dep't. of Public Safety, Episcopal Diocese of RI and RI Dep't. of Children, Youth and Families; and our youth program major donors including Nordson EFD, Dexter Donation, Providence Rotary and the RI Senate.
Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ)
Toby Ayers, PhD, Executive Director / Rose Albert MA, Senior Advisor Youth Programs /
Becky Kerner, Youth Program Coordinator / Sam Thibault, Juvenile Justice Reform VISTA / Martha Ahern, Bookkeeper
271 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903