Become a Program Provider!

Become an AfterZone Program Provider for Winter 2016!

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is excited to announce the opening of the Winter 2016 Request for Proposals. The RFP will open on Monday, October 26th at 12pm and close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 15th, 2015.

For more information, contact AfterZone Director Rob Randall – / 401 490-9599 x105/

Click HERE to access the application for AfterZone programs.

If you have never been an AfterZone program provider, joining the AfterZone’s network of quality practitioners is a great way to bring your organization’s valuable programming to even more middle school youth. It’s also a unique opportunity to participate in dynamic professional development opportunities that will improve your staff’s practice.

Program grants are awarded by a grant review committee and are based on successful proposals. To apply, program providers are required to meet the following criteria:

1. Proof of the applicant’s 501(c)(3) status or a for-profit agency in good standing with the IRS

2. Proof of liability insurance of up to $1 million with the Providence After School Alliance and the Providence Public School Disctrict listed as additionally insured

3. Proof of National and State Criminal background checks on all youth workers

4. An established record of success with youth-oriented programming

Become a Hub Program Provider for Spring 2016!

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) collaborates with the City of Providence, the Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) and the local community to build, operate, and support two major initiatives – The AfterZone for middle school youth, and the Hub for high school youth. The AfterZone and Hub are citywide systems of hands-on, community-based after school and expanded learning programs.

Recently, PASA along with the Providence School District embarked on an ambitious plan to find ways to increase access to the number of after school opportunities for Providence high school youth.

Under this new vision for High School programming, PASA’s Hub high school initiative will continue to offer the following:

* Traditional ELOs: Hands on, credit bearing opportunities, which are aligned to state academic standards
* CTE/ELOs: ELOs that are aligned with Career & Technical Education career preparation programs and courses of study (Approved ELO Providers are encouraged to apply)
* After School Programs: High quality, non-credit bearing, after school enrichment opportunities at Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex (JSEC)

PASA and PPSD believe that these opportunities should provide youth with hands‐on, competency‐based learning experiences that support PASA’s graduate profile skills and prepares them for life beyond high school, in both career and academic pathways.
To ensure that the Hub and PASA provide a variety of opportunities, we invite non-profit organizations, businesses, and industry partners to apply to provide traditional ELOs,CTE/ELOs and 21st century after school programs to serve a minimum of four students over 10 or more weeks at Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, Hope High School, and ECubed Academy.

Please click below to access the following program applications:
ELO Program Application
CTE/ELO Application
After School Program Application

To access the application website please click on the link below:

If you have any questions about this process, please don’t hesitate to call the Hub at (401) 490-9599 x 112.

ELO Informational Session & Application Assistance
Prospective partners can learn more about ELO programs, the application process and community partner expectations at one of the informational & technical assistance sessions which will be held at PASA, located at 81 Carpenter Street, Providence RI 02903. We highly recommend that all new applicants attend one session:

Session I – Friday, October 23rd, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Session II – Wednesday, October 28th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Session III – Tuesday, November 3rd, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

All applications must be submitted via email saved as MS Word Read Only Document to

Hub Program Provider Information

PASA issues requests for proposals for ELO program providers here twice a year. 

To support its Hub program providers, PASA offers program stipends to offset administrative costs associated with planning, professional development, and administrative tasks.

ELO Program Structure follows a systems building design and a formalized process designed by PASA, Providence Schools, and key community partners. PASA serves as a broker between the schools and ELO community partners to ensure that ELO programs are aligned to academic standards, are youth-centered, hands-on, rigorous, and grounded in real-world experience and follow the following core principles:

1. High quality rigorous learning experiences beyond the classroom – Youth engage in community-based after-school programs, internships and independent studies facilitated by community partners and supported by teachers to help youth develop specific skills.

2. Learning demonstrations– Youth reflect upon and demonstrate their learning through online student portfolios and by presenting their learning at the conclusion of their experience to a panel.

3. Recognition of learning – Youth earn course credit and other recognition – including digital “badges” detailing their learning – for high-quality work aligned with common core state standards.

ELO programs are chosen by a committee consisting of PPSD staff and community members. To apply, program providers are required to meet the following criteria:

1. Proof of the applicant’s 501(c)(3) status or a for-profit agency in good standing with the IRS

2. Proof of liability insurance of up to $1 million with the Providence After School Alliance listed as additionally insured

3. Dynamic curriculum

4. Instructors with demonstrable youth development skills and experience