Providence has been labeled as one of the "Geek Cities" in the United States in terms of becoming true incubators of innovation and delivering better services to their residents according to this article on how a smarter use of data and evidence can improve lives. 

In this month's edition of East Side Monthly, Jill Davidson notes that two-thirds of the student population at Providence Public Schools is Latino; State-wide it is also our fastest growing population. In her article, entitled, "An Academic Vision for the Future", Davidson references the CYC's Minding the Gap: Increasing college persistence in Rhode Island report to discuss how Rhode Island higher education institutions and community-based organizations are employing a wide variety of practices intended to support much higher rates of college success among Latinos. 

Providence, "Data in Your Backyard" event demonstrates that there have been decreases in teen birth rate and infants born at risk and evidence-based family home visiting programs can help.