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Partners & Supporters

We could not achieve our mission without the generosity shown from our broad range of active partners and sponsors.  The support of these partners, organizations and individuals has been central to us as expand our reach to thousands of educators and students throughout the region. We are extremely grateful to all of them!


hasbroHasbro Children’s Fund

Since 2006, The Hasbro Children’s Fund has been critical to the Institute’s growth and development in the field of professional development and outreach with the establishment of The Hasbro Center for Teaching Excellence.   The Hasbro Center for Teaching Excellence is the Institute’s mechanism for sharing best practices with educators throughout RI by providing high-quality research-based training, workshops and consulting that meets the individualized needs for schools and districts. Each year, The Hasbro Center supports more than 1,500 teachers (and over 30,000 students in their care) through training in research-based intervention programs, a high-impact model for Response to Intervention, school-based literacy reform, technology integration and blended learning initiatives, as well as other tailored professional development topics that maximizes student performance impacts.  The Highlander Institute is immensely grateful to the Hasbro Children’s Fund for their generosity and ongoing commitment to our efforts in support of teachers and students.

Other Major Funding Partners

CVS/Caremark Charitable Trust The Rhode Island Foundation The O’Halloran Family Foundation
Collette Vacations Jessie B. Cox Charitable Foundation Andrade Faxon Charities for Children
The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation Tri-Mix Foundation David & Kim Dunn
Bristol County Savings Bank  RI Department of Education


Partner Districts

East Providence Pawtucket Tiverton Barrington Fall River Dartmouth
Scituate Northbridge Central Falls Providence Webster Taunton


Partner Organizations

RI Int. Dyslexia Association Serve Rhode Island Meeting Street
Brown University HILL for Literacy RI Afterschool Plus Alliance


Partner Schools

Sophia Academy RI Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School
Pleasant View Elementary The Wolf School