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Celebrate the Empowerment Factory’s 10-Year Anniversary

The Empowerment Factory, a Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based nonprofit, will celebrate 10 years of serving local families with a lively night including live music by The New Providence Big Band, refreshments, a silent auction and raffles from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 22, 2024, at The MET, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. All proceeds will go directly to developing free, unique and accessible community programming to empower at-risk, kindergarten-to- eighth-grade students of low-income families with the skills they need to be happier, healthier and more successful in school and life.

Over the past 10 years, more than 7,000 children in underserved communities primarily in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence have been helped through accessible and enriched programming. Events, distance learning and other activities blend social emotional learning, art, literacy and environmental education to engage youth in learning and place them on a positive learning trajectory.

As children are struggling with foundational problem solving and social skills more than ever, this fundraiser will help provide further programming that employs a social emotional learning model concentrating on building children’s creativity, self-esteem and civic pride.

Gail Ahlers, founder and executive director of The Empowerment Factory, says, “As a small nonprofit, we are uniquely positioned to be nimble and responsive to the needs of our community. The Empowerment Factory has been extraordinarily successful in serving our constituents’ needs because of this ability. I look forward to celebrating 10 years of empowering our children to understand that they are capable of reaching for their dreams and living happy and successful lives.”

Event sponsors include Bank Newport, Bristol County Savings Bank, Coastal1, Cox, Diprete Engineering, Tecknor Apex, Cheryl Merchant and John Hazen White Jr. Join fellow community members in raising our glasses to the past, present and future of the Empowerment Factory.

Cost: $50. Event location: 1005 Main St., Pawtucket, RI. For more information or to register, call 401-365-1010, email [email protected] or visit Tickets are also available at