Service & Advocacy

College Bound

By Leslie Weeden / September–October 2023
August 24th, 2023
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Three grads of Brown’s master’s program in urban education policy are working to help Providence families get their kids to college. One, Madalyn Ciampi ’17 AM, helped launch the nonprofit Providence Promise six years ago and is the organization’s executive director. Two others joined her: Rachel Palumbo ’21 AM, development manager, and Chandana Srinivas ’21 AM, family engagement director. The mission: to help public and charter school students reach their educational goals through college savings accounts and family engagement from an early age. Serving over 1,000 Providence children and parents—97 percent of whom are families of color—it’s the only program in R.I. that focuses on early planning for higher education. Said board member Dan Baudouin, “This is a great example of Brown graduates making a significant commitment to improve the Providence community.” More at

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