March 25, 2010; Turnto10.com | In a heart warming move that should inspire us all to think beyond the walls of our own institutions, the New England Laborers’/Cranston Public Schools Construction Career Academy, a charter school, elected to donate $88,000 to two local public schools to prevent cuts to their sports programs. The school committee had planned to eliminate a number of sports activities for budgetary reasons. This will save most of them. A community pulls together to protect and nurture its children. Nice.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.