Become a Program Provider!

Become an AfterZone Program Provider for Fall 2015!

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:

If you are submitting a proposal for the first time use this link to create your new account:

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 – / 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 for Fall 2015!

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA), along with the Providence School District (PSD) are embarking on an ambitious plan to find ways to increase the number of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO’s) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for Providence high school youth. Part of this plans calls for alignment of ELO’s and CTE pathways. Under this new vision for High School programming, Providence After School Alliance’s (PASA) Hub high school initiative will continue to offer traditional ELOs, along with CTE/ELOs. CTE/ELOs are based on these same core program elements of traditional ELOs and are strategically aligned with career preparation programs connected to Providence Public Schools Office of Career & Technical Education courses of study.

The goals of both traditional ELOs and CTE ELOs are to provide youth with hands-on, competency-based learning experiences that support PASA’s graduate profile (to learn more about PASA’s graduate profile click here: and prepares them for life beyond high school, in both career and academic pathways.

To ensure that young people have access to high quality traditional ELOs and CTE ELOs, we have partnered with Providence Public Schools, to invite non-profit organizations, businesses, and industry partners to apply to provide Expanded Learning Opportunities (traditional ELOs and CTE ELOs) to serve a minimum of four students over 10 or more weeks at Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, Hope High School, and ECubed Academy. This opportunity is ideal for existing funded programs looking to work with PASA and Providence Public Schools to further develop their programs and to be eligible to provide credit-bearing opportunities for high school youth

Accepted program providers will receive a $1200 stipend to help defray the costs of the necessary administrative functions and planning activities to make their program eligible as a credit-bearing opportunity for youth. PASA staff and others will work with those whose applications are approved to further develop their programs to be eligible as credit-bearing opportunities for high school youth.

Click below to download the full Hub Fall 2015 RFP. 

Hub Call For Programs Fall 2015

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 – Tuesday, July 21st , 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Session II – Thursday, July 30th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session III – Monday, August 3rd 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Applications are due by 5pm, Friday, August 7th. All applications must be submitted via email saved as MS Word Read Only Document to All applicants will be contacted by Tuesday, August 18th, regarding the status of their application. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of PASA staff, as well as Providence Public Schools and community representatives.

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.

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