Youth Pride, Inc. is proud to showcase all the ways in which we serve the LGBTQ youth community in Rhode Island. Between the hiring of new staff, collaborations with community partners and the generosity of our donors, 2019 has been such a successful year and is laying the groundwork for an even better 2020! Read our updated 2019 report for insight into our programs and services as well as an overview of our organization.
MEDIA CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michelle Saunders, Board Chair
Phone: (401) 421-5626
Youth Pride, Inc. Welcomes New Board Member
Providence, R.I. – August 19, 2019 — Youth Pride, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of a new Board Member as of August 2019. Greg Tumolo brings to the board, his passion and skills in legislative advocacy and public policy initiatives affecting LGBTQ youth and shares in YPI’s core values of leadership, affirmation, and community for all LGBTQ youth in Rhode Island. “Greg embodies the spirit of community and brings talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have him by our side as we continue to strengthen community in Rhode Island,” Michelle Saunders, Board Chair.
Gregory Tumolo is senior counsel at Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd. and head of the employment law team, where he provides employers with the creative and cost-effective compliance solutions to grow their businesses and effectively manage risk. Specifically, he handles the documents companies need to recruit and retain a diverse and talented workforce; build a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and harassment; and comply with their obligations under local, state, and federal law.
He regularly assist clients with issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and state anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws.
Greg has litigated discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and whistle-blower claims, successfully defending employers in cases before the before state courts and administrative agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
In addition to his law practice, Greg has testified as a subject matter expert before the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor on the proposed overtime rules (September 2018), and also before the House Special Legislative Commission to Study Unlawful Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (April 2018). Greg was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2018 for the area of labor and employment law. Greg served on the first gay-straight alliance (GSA) at his public high school. While studying at Bryant University, he served as the President of Bryant Pride and also served as a student representative on a commission to study bias-related incidents on campus.
Registration for YPI’s 25th Anniversary Gala is open!
Starting as a small support group in Brown University’s Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, YPI has evolved and flourished into the organization we see today. Founding members applied for incorporation in 1994, receiving an effective start date of July 15th, and never looked back. In honor of YPI’s 25th anniversary, we would like to invite all of our friends and allies to celebrate with us at our Gala. This is one of our organization’s largest fundraisers, with all proceeds raised going directly towards the programs and services we offer.
We invite youth to join us for our summer session of OUTspoken!
OUTspoken is YPI’s Leadership Program designed to give youth the opportunity to develop their personal storytelling ability by learning about their different identities and how they can impact their community with that knowledge. This group of peers will explore gender, the environment, sexuality and the intersections of our many other identities.
The summer session will run from 07/27/19-08/20/19, 1-3:30pm in our space at 743 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02903. The program is FREE for folks ages 13-24, and includes snacks, lunches, and transportation RIPTIX to get here and home.
If interested please RSVP to Jesus at Jesus@youthprideri.org
Starting the first week of July through the last week of August, YPI will run on alternative summer hours. Please see below for details.
|14+ Drop-In: 12-6pm||14+ Drop-In: 12-6pm||14+ Drop-In: 12-4pm|
|Gender Spectrum Group: 4-5pm||The Way Out Group: 3:30-4:30pm||13+ Under Drop-In: 4-7pm|
|Counseling: 4-6pm||Dinner: 4:30-5:30pm||Counseling: 12-7pm|
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island and YPI’s have teamed up to offer a Transgender and Gender-Diverse Mentoring Program! This 15 week program starts in October 2019 and will take place right at YPI. We’re looking for both “Bigs” and “Littles” to benefit from this awesome and unique experience. To sign up or learn more, visit BIGSRI.org
Save the date for YPI’s 25th Anniversary Gala in October! More information and registration coming soon.
Providence Business News has chosen YPI’s Executive Director, Elana Rosenberg for their latest edition of 5 Questions. Read her answers to questions surrounding being recognized by Major Elorza as a Women’s History Month Honoree, the current political climate and how it impacts LGBTQ youth, and what is on the horizon for our organization.
Read the article here.
Have you heard about YPI’s Collaboration Cup? It’s a fun annual participation competition dedicated to rrecognizing K-12 schools who are actively engaged in building Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs). The Collaboration Cup is awarded at the end of each school year during Pride month to the GSA that has shown the most effort at giving back to/improving the community or has done something noteworthy. Winners will receive a trophy and be highlighted in YPI’s newsletter. If you would like to nominate a GSA, fill out the form below!