Become a Program Provider!

Become an AfterZone Fall 2015 Provider!

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is excited to announce the opening of the Fall 2015 Request for Proposals. The RFP will remain open until 11:59 pm on July 15th, 2015.

Fall session will begin on Monday, October 5th and end on Thursday, December 10th.

The AfterZone provides free after-school and expanded learning programming for over 1,800 middle school youth at five of the seven middle schools throughout the City of Providence.

If you have submitted a past proposal please access your account with the link below:
https://www.youthservices.net/pasa/index.asp

If you are submitting a proposal for the first time use this link to create your new account:
www.youthservices.net/pasa/registration.asp

We strongly encourage first time applicants for the AfterZone to attend one of the free Technical Assistant sessions that will be provided.

TA session 1: Tuesday, June 23rd 4-5 pm at PASA. 81 Carpenter St. (On street parking can be found in surrounding areas).

TA session 2: Thursday, June 25th 4-5 pm at PASA. 81 Carpenter St. (On street parking can be found in surrounding areas).
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:

AfterZone Director Rob Randall – rrandalll@mypasa.org / 401 490-9599 x105

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!

The Hub’s Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) initiative provides an opportunity for high school students to earn credit beyond school hours for participating in after-school programs, internships, and other community-based programs.

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 demonstrationsYouth 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

Stay tuned for more information about Hub ELOs program offerings and requests for proposals.