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Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Our planet, our nation and our education systems need help.
Arts Education has the power to transform lives and activate communities.

Join us to hear the youth perspective on how we can all learn, collaborate and face the challenges of today through the positive power of the Arts.

4th Annual Arts Education Breakfast
Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
20 Washington Place, RISD


Host Partner: Rhode Island School of Design

PASA & RISD present a community conversation with:

Joe Wilson Jr.
Coordinator of Activism through Performance
Member of the Resident Acting Company at Trinity Rep


Providence After School Alliance Youth






2020 Breakfast Partners:



 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

The 2019 event 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.

LISTEN to the May 2019 PPT #Better #Faster Podcast, hosted by award recipient Michelle Collie and featuring guests Colonel Hugh Clements, Providence Police Department and Hillary Salmons, PASA Executive Director on community partnerships dedicated to health and wellness of community youth.

  • 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 LEAD SPONSORS for the 2019 Sports event:

Thank you to all of our 2019 Sports Celebration partners.  We love your support!

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



3rd Annual Arts Education Breakfast – February 27, 2019
The Providence Art Club

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

Thank you to our LEAD SPONSOR for the 2019 Breakfast:


Thank you to all of our 2019 Breakfast partners.  We love your support!

Southwest Airlines, Sodexo, NAACP, Hinckley Allen, HCH Enterprises, Pawtucket Credit Union, Rhode Island School of Design, The Miriam Hospital, United Way of RI, Tufts Health Plan, Barnum Foundation for Life