CENTRAL FALLS â€” It always help to tackle a big project by breaking it into smaller pieces. And that's just what the 2012 class of Leadership Rhode Island has done with its ambitious plan to effect positive change in the financially troubled city of Central Falls.
The 60 participants in this year's class, who represent a diverse group of business, community and civic leaders, have been meeting for eight months now. Working with comprehensive data gleaned from interviews with Central Falls residents, they have been broken up into teams according to their interests and skills. The teams then delved into focus areas such as the city's economy, education, government, health, public safety, arts and culture.
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