Who We Are
The Economic Progress Institute – formerly The Poverty Institute – is a nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders.
Since the organization was founded by Linda Katz and the late Nancy Gewirtz in 1999, it has become a respected authority on issues impacting the economic vitality of our residents and our state. Learn more about the impact of our work.
The Economic Progress Institute advocates for policies that improve economic security and opportunity for Rhode Islanders.