Dear PASA Community Members and Supporters,
For the past 10 years, PASA has been working in Providence’s middle and high schools to bring high-quality, hands-on learning to students of all backgrounds. With over 70 community partners in the city, we’ve served 10,000 youth, who have sailed the Bay, built solar-powered go-carts, and won debate championships. Most importantly, they’ve become better students by being able to make a choice about where their learning will take them. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate their achievements as we look forward to another 10 years of service in Providence!
PASA’s 10th Birthday Bash
On October 23rd, we’re celebrating the achievements of these youth, our community partners and the visionary leaders who have helped make PASA a success, including:
*U.S. Representative David Cicilline, founder of PASA
*Mayor Angel Taveras, current PASA Board president
*Leading PASA partners
*The inaugural Joe Fernandez Award for Outstanding Students
*Bank of America; Bill Hatfield;
*RI Foundation, Neil Steinberg;
*The Wallace Foundation, Nancy Devine
Can’t make the Birthday Bash?
Please join us instead for a free community forum that afternoon, sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The forum will feature the noted and highly entertaining Developmental Psychologist, Abigail Baird. Baird will be joined in conversation by The Wallace Foundation’s Nancy Devine and PASA’s own Hillary Salmons. They will participate in a panel discusion with some of PASA’s youth alumni on how adolescent brain development impacts educational success. Register for this event here.
We hope you’ll join us as we look forward to another 10 years of service in Providence!
In Their Own Words for PASA’s 10th Birthday: Our Alums & Partners
We’ll continue releasing these twice per month, along with stories about each person, leading up to the Birthday Bash, so be sure to check our YouTube and Facebook pages regularly!Thanks to the support of people like you, over the past ten years PASA has been able to provide life-changing after school and expanded learning programs for 10,000 young people. It’s a big milestone and we thought we’d connect with some of our student alumni & key partners to get their thoughts on why afterschool is personally and educationally critical.
PASA’s 10th Birthday Bash Committee
|Committee Co-Chairs||Honorary Co-Chairs|
|Julia Bush||Stephanie Chafee & Governor Lincoln Chafee|
|Alison Eichler||U.S. Senator Jack Reed|
|Toots Zynsky||Sandra Whitehouse & U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse|
|U.S. Representative James Langevin|
|Master of Ceremonies||Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island Kids Count|
|Ted Nesi (WPRI 12/WPRI.com)||Nancy E. Curriuolo, President of Rhode Island College|
|Julie Andrews||Lainy Fersh & Patrick McGuigan||Linda Miller|
|Lisa Ballou & Jaye Tyler||Dr. Patricia Flanagan||Ross Mitchell|
|Tina Benik||Bob Goguen||F. Paul Mooney, Jr.|
|Oliver Bennett||Carol Grant & Charley Otto||Theresa Moore|
|Garry Bliss||Amy & Andy Green||Holly & Mahmoud Nagib|
|Debbie Blitz||Josh Janson & Ben McGuire||Wendy Nilsson|
|Paul Brooks||MJ Kaplan||Deborah Perry|
|Colonel Hugh Clements||Saul & Susan Kaplan||Anisa Raoof & Doug Itkin|
|Elizabeth Chace||Pam Lazares||Dr. Pablo Rodriguez|
|Rachel Colaiace||Sally Lapides||Kay & Shel Sheldon|
|Melanie & Stephen Coon||Brooke & Eugene Lee||Jill Simonson|
|Mary & Allyn Copp||Nancy Lerner||Susie Symonds|
|Michelle Cortes Harkins||Cathy Lund, DVM & Peter Karczmar, MD||Josh Teverow|
|Mary Silvia &Casby Harrison, III||Wendy Mackie||Bruce Tillinghast|
|Lisa & Geoff Davis||Emily Maranjian||Bill & Alison Vareika|
|Grace & Carl Farmer||Jen McGovern||Kim Worrell|
|Peggy Farrell||Stacey & Eugene Mihaly|
|PASA Board of Directors|
|Mayor Angel Taveras, Chair||Peggy Farrell||Toots Zynsky|
|Alison Eichler, Vice Chair||Bob Goguen|
|Julie Andrews||Superintendent Susan Lusi|
|Julia Bush||Ben McGuire|
|Col. Hugh Clements||Ross Mitchell|
|Joe Devine||Tania Quezada|
Thanks to Our Event Sponsors!