Rhode Island Council for the Humanities grantee, The Providence Student Union (PSU), received the Advocacy Award this month from the Rhode Island Foundation for its public policy advocacy effort to increase the number of students who qualify for free bus service to and from school.
“We’re very honored to receive the Rhode Island Foundation’s Best Practices in Advocacy award. PSU’s youth leaders worked very hard to engage fellow students, build partnerships, and increase public demand for a successful change to Providence’s transportation policy. Now, up to 1,800 hundred additional Providence high school students will be able to access school,” says Roselin Trinidad, student leader, Providence Student Union.
“These organizations emerged from a highly competitive process and an impressive group of nominees. There is something valuable in each of their remarkable examples that can help every nonprofit achieve more,” says Jill Pfitzenmayer, the vice president of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence. Sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BSBSRI), the award program recognizes outstanding practices by Rhode Island nonprofit organizations in the areas of advocacy, communication, innovation, leadership development and collaboration.