Youth Pride, Inc. Welcomes New Board Member – Greg Tumolo

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Contact: Michelle Saunders, Board Chair
Email: info@youthprideri.org
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!

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.

Happening October 10th at Skyline at Waterplace, guests will enjoy live music, cash bar, three course plated meal, awards, valet parking, and beautiful views of Providence and the Woonasquatucket River Basin. Guests will also connect with other supporters of YPI, meet staff and board members, and get insight into upcoming events. Sponsorships and other packages are available for purchase through the below link.


YPI’s OUTspoken Leadership Program Launches Summer Session!

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

Summer Hours at YPI

Starting the first week of July through the last week of August, YPI will run on alternative summer hours. Please see below for details.

 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
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
Counseling: 12-6pm

BBBS and YPI Hosting Transgender and Gender-Diverse Mentoring Program!

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

Providence Business News 5 Questions with YPI Executive Director, Elana Rosenberg!

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.

 

 

 

Nominate a GSA for the Collaboration Cup!

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!

https://forms.gle/uuWo4bnJQWF5qL2H9

14th Annual GSA Conference

Registration for Youth Pride, Inc.’s 14th Annual GSA Conference is now open!

We hope all interested GSA students, advisors, and members of similar groups will attend our conference planned for Saturday, April 13th 2019 from 9am-4pm at Classical High School in Providence. This conference is a wonderful opportunity for new and established GSAs to network and learn from each other while simultaneously being supported and educated by YPI and our community partners. Any questions should be directed to Tiffani@youthprideri.org

Please click here for conference agenda and registration.     

 

YPI Launches New Support Group For Older Youth

YPI serves youth up to the age of 23. Each year, we see many of our youth approach age 24 without the skills needed to confidently enter adulthood and the workforce. To help prepare for the transition, YPI is commencing a new support group, “What’s Next?”, for youth ages 18-24 that will help with developing skills in the areas of job readiness, developing and maintaining healthy relationships, financial responsibility, and other topics identified by the participants.

What’s Next? will meet every Tuesday from 1-2pm in our space and will be facilitated by our clinician, Molly Heller LICSW. Healthy snacks and RIPTIX will be provided!

 

Questions should be directed to Info@youthprideri.org