The team and scholarship winner

Members of Leadership Rhode Island with scholarship winner, Mariam Kaba, center.

WOONSOCKET – The Papitto Opportunity Connection announced last Thursday, Sept. 15, that Leadership Rhode Island will help the winner of the 2022 Transform Rhode Island Scholarship, Mariam Kaba of Woonsocket, implement her winning idea.

The POC is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to listening and working together with Rhode Island’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities to empower and create individual success stories by investing in education, job skills training and entrepreneurial ventures. The scholarship was launched last year by asking high school students one question: “If you had $1 million, how would you change Rhode Island’s communities of color?”

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