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Rescheduled Local Social: March 9, 5:30 p.m., Bayberry Beer Hall
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Our first Local Social of 2023

UPDATED! Due to the snowstorm in the forecast, we’ve rescheduled our Local Social for Thursday, March 9. Same time, same place. Interested in meeting neighbors

Build communities, Shop Black owned
Community Wealth
Shop Black-Owned

This February, Local Return joins many partners around the U.S. to support Black-owned businesses. Let’s inspire our communities to help build Black wealth and celebrate

Chart showing disparities among Rhode Island neighborhoods
Community Wealth
Local Return releases 2023 Policy Paper

COVID impacted everyone, but the people and places that were hit hardest were those without a “cushion.” Communities that lack a wealth of reserves in

Rhode Island happenings
Shop independent and local this holiday season

It’s hard to be believe, but the holidays are once again upon us. As you’re finalizing your celebrating and gift-giving plans, why not make a

Shop Indie Art
Community Wealth
Shop Indie Art

October is Shop Indie Art Month. Local artists make our local places special. They help us reflect, observe, capture, provoke, mourn, and celebrate. They’re also

Local Social is November 2 at Apponaug Brewing in Warwick
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It’s Local Social time again

Interested in local economies and investing? Come on out to our next Local Social at Apponaug Brewing on Wednesday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m. You’ll meet

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What are the unique assets in your community?

Our Learning Fellow Kiera Walsh is working on a dashboard for Rhode Island’s cities and towns, and she needs your help. Please take her survey to share your opinion

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Meet Kritika and Kiera, our Learning Fellows

This summer, Local Return is thrilled to have on our team two Learning Fellows through the Swearer Center at Brown University. Kiera Walsh and Kritika