As well as the Alan Shawn Feinstein High School and two Alan Shawn Feinstein elementary schools in Rhode Island , several other schools and institutes have been named for him. These include the Graduate School of Johnson & Wales University , the College of Arts and Science at Roger Williams University, the College of Education at Rhode Island College, the College of Continuing Education at the University of Rhode Island, the Institute for Public Service at Providence College, the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership at Rhode Island College and a child care/health care center in Nicaragua. The Feinstein High School is being closed in a cost cutting move while a new middle school in Coventry, the largest in the state, was recently named for him. This is the message he brings to all the students in his schools and programs    .

Mr. Feinstein believes that "Helping to better the lives of others, regardless of race, creed or color, is the greatest of all achievements."

Educational Programs:

Middle School Youth Hunger Brigade 

      Many Rhode Island middle/junior high schools have a Feinstein Youth Hunger Brigade raising canned food and money to keep the food partnership in their area and the RI Food Bank.  Students learn about the causes and effects of hunger and take action to address the problem in their own communities. A resource guide is provided to all participating schools. Schools are given cash awards for outstanding reporting on their help to agencies helping the needy in their communities. This program is now being disseminated nationally.

Elementary Program / "I Can Make A Difference Program"      

Over two hundred thousand students in grades K through 6 in 270 Rhode Island elementary schools have participated in the Feinstein Good Deeds program as well as students in several other states around the country. Students are encouraged to do good deeds and other acts of kindness that make a positive difference in the lives of others. Teachers are provided with  incentives including grants for projects they undertake with their classes to help better their communities.

175 public and parochial schools in Rhode island and nearby Massachusetts are currently recognized as Feinstein Leadership Schools.

Community Service Learning Programs:

Forty-three Rhode Island public and private high schools have each been awarded grants from $20,000 to $25,000 to establish community service learning programs as a part of the curriculum. Participating students study the needs of their communities and perform community service. Students are given credit toward graduation.

Eighteen of these high schools were awarded separate grants of $25,000 to establish a student philanthropy program. A student board of directors reviewed requests from community agencies and awarded the grants.

The towns of Cumberland, Westerly and Tiverton have received grants of $65,000 each from the Foundation to restructure their high school curriculums to make community service mandatory for all their students.

Lillian Feinstein Memorial Scholarship Fund

See Scholarships Below

Feinstein Leadership Scholarships

Available at the colleges below to RI and MA students who have participated in any Feinstein Good Deeds or Youth Hunger Brigade program in elementary or middle school. Participating colleges include:

Rhode Island College

University of Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales University

Providence College

Salve Regina University

Roger Williams University

New England Institute of Technology ($2500)

For details, please contact  the college or university….



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Alan Shawn Feinstein

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