Friday, Feb 21, 2020
20 Washington Place, RISD
photo credits Glenn Turner

Our 2020 Arts Education Breakfast discussion with Joe Wilson Jr. and PASA students was an emotionally inspiring morning hearing directly from youth about their arts experiences and their perspective on how we can all learn, collaborate and face the challenges of today through the positive power of the Arts.

Our table conversations once again led to new connections between arts education providers and professional practicing artists in our community.  These connections are helping to expand Providence youth engagement in the arts.  Contact us if you are an artist working in music, dance, theater, fashion, photography, painting, illustration, ceramics or design to find out ways you can help connect more students to the creative arts community.

Thank you to our 2020 Breakfast Partners!


Host Partner: Rhode Island School of Design



 Lynch & Greenfield, LLP  

Thank you to United Way of Rhode Island for their support of this event.



2nd Annual Sports Awards Ceremony and Reception
May 13, 2019

Co-Hosted by the Providence Police Department
photo credits Cheryl Adams Johnson

The 2019 PASA Sports Award Ceremony honored student athletes, coaches and partners of our sports programming.  A dozen former professional and Olympic athletes and regional coaches helped present awards to the 2019 recipients.  Special thanks to our emcee, NBC 10 Sports Director Frank Carpano.

  • 2019 PASA Loyalty Award presented by Mayor Elorza to Michelle Collie (Performance Physical Therapy)
  • 2019 Outstanding Coach Leader Award presented by Ken Ryan to Frank Luca (One on One Basketball) & Michael Wheeler (Providence Police PASS Leader)
  • 2019 New Sports Partnership Award presented by Marissa Castelli to Kerri Heffernan (Brown University)
  • 2019 Provider Excellence Awards presented by Molly Huddle to Dana DeMaire (Cheerleading, ASTRO), Guilde Valdez (Baseball and Volleyball, Hispanic United), Charles Moreau (Morning Teen Workout, JSEC, PPSD)
  • 2019 Student Teamwork and Leadership Awards presented by Joe Andruzzi to:
    Jordany Jimenez, Esek Hopkins Middle School
    D’Amarie Rodriguez, West Broadway Middle School
    Christian Taylor-Francois, Nathan Bishop Middle School
    Nehemais Mota, Del Sesto Middle School
    Jaylen Hernandez, Roger Williams Middle School

Thank you to our partners for the 2019 Sports event:

Performance Physical Therapy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown University, ParsonsKellogg, Bank RI, The Hart Companies, Greenberg Traurig, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s