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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

Local Social is August 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Hope & Main
Local Partners
Our next Local Social

Interested in local economies and investing? Come on out to our next Local Social at the Schoolyard Market at Hope & Main on Wednesday, August

Celebrate your independents! Image from AMIBA
Neighborhood Champion
July is Independents Month!

From July 1 to July 31, Independents Month celebrates independent, locally-owned businesses and the community values they embody: Their spirit of entrepreneurship, individuality, uniqueness, and

Neighborhood Champion Sandra Enos: "Wakefield is really blessed to have so many exceptional businesses in such a small space."
Neighborhood Champion
Meet Sandra Enos, Neighborhood Champion

Sandra Enos, a recently retired sociology professor, has her own small business. Giving Beyond The Box curates gift boxes that feature local enterprises, BIPOC- and

Local Social graphic -- June 30, 5:30 p.m. at The Guild Beer Garden
Rhode Island happenings
Local Social!

Interested in local economies and investing? Join us for an informal happy hour on Thursday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. at The Guild Beer Garden by

"Yes, we are open {heart} local" sign
Neighborhood Champion
Are you a Neighborhood Champion?

Every $1 we spend has consequences. When we choose to buy from locally-owned businesses, our money does more good for our local community. Here’s six

Independent Bookstore Day logo, Saturday, April 30, 2022
Rhode Island happenings
April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day! Celebrate at any one of Rhode Island’s delightful independently-only bookshops, from Westerly to Pawtucket to Warren. According to

Rhode Island happenings
Jam(boree) with us!

There are a lot of us working to create vibrant, resilient, regenerative communities. We come at this from many different angles: investment, financial empowerment, sustainability practices,

Community Investing
Neighborhood Trusts

Local Return supports the recommendation made by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Make It Happen: Investing in Rhode Island’s Future committee to invest $50 million of