For over eight years Rhode Island has had the dubious distinction as one of the states leading the nation in unemployment. As such a clear goal of the RI CRC in the area of social justice is to do work hard to help reduce poverty in the state. Only through coalition building can the RI CRC be effective in helping people living at and below the safety net and at the same time provide strong advocacy at the statehouse level. As such, the Interfaith Coalition is led by members of the RI CRC.
This year the Jewish Alliance of Greater RI instituted a “Living on the Edge” program to help members of the Jewish community who are in need. The CRC has become a primary resource of information and leadership.More About How the Rhode Island CRC Mobilizes the Interfaith Community