Request for Proposals: The Hub Fall 2016



The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) collaborates with the City of Providence, the Providence Public School District (PPSD) and the local community to build, operate, and support two major initiatives – the AfterZone for middle school youth and the Hub for high school youth. The AfterZone and Hub are citywide systems of hands-on, community-based, after-school and expanded learning programs.

The Hub

The Hub operates in close partnership with the Providence public high schools and in alliance with over 20 community providers to ensure young people have access to high-quality, expanded learning, and after-school activities. PASA and our partners believe that these opportunities should provide youth with hands‐on, competency‐based learning experiences that support PASA’s graduate profile of skills and prepares students for life beyond high school in both career and academic pathways.

The goals of ELOs are to provide youth with hands-on, competency-based learning experiences, while earning course credits outside of– but connected to– the traditional school day. They enable students to exercise their critical thinking skills, build their communication abilities, and learn by asking questions, while working with local STEM, arts, and sports professionals who help inform their college and career aspirations.

To ensure that young people have access to high-quality ELOs, PASA partners with the Providence Public Schools and invites non-profit organizations, businesses, and industry partners to apply to provide Expanded Learning Opportunities.  Program providers must serve a minimum of four students over 10 or more weeks at Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, Hope High School, E-Cubed Academy and 360 High School. 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.

Please click below to access the following program applications:
•  ELO Program Application

To access the application website please click on the link below:

If you have questions about the RFP process, please don’t hesitate to call the Hub at (401) 490-9599 x 112.

ELO Informational Session & Application Assistance

ELO_Info_sessionProspective 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: Thu, Feb. 25, 1:00- 2:00pm
  • Session II: Tue, March 1, 9:30am-10:30am

Applications are due by 5pm, Monday March 14th 2016. All applications must be submitted via email saved as MS Word Read Only Document to All applicants will be contacted by Monday, March 21st 2016, 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.

All applications must be submitted via email saved as MS Word Read Only Document to