The need for quality after-school programs isn’t unique to Providence. For that reason, PASA’s system building and quality improvement models are shared with, and customized by, interested organizations across the country. That way, PASA’s work doesn’t just serve the youth of Providence; it improves opportunities for youth across the country.
PASA shares what it’s learned with other interested cities at our annual City Symposium. This allows for cities to take what they learn from Providence’s model and adapt it for their own particular needs. It also gives us the opportunity to learn from the ways that others use our approach — collaboration!
Cities that have attended our City Symposium and are advancing their after-school systems using knowledge gained in Providence include Nashville, TN; Charlotte, NC; Asheville, NC; Omaha, NB; New Orleans, LA; and Buffalo, NY.
For information about PASA’s next City Symposium in 2013-2014, please contact Alexander Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Hour Counts: Expanding Learning, Expanding Opportunity
PASA is a member of Every Hour Counts, formerly the Coalition for Building After-School Systems (CBASS)—a leading voice in promoting the work of building expanded-learning systems.
Every Hour Counts:
• Supports a community of practice by sharing promising practices and engaging in knowledge-sharing activities.
• Is developing a Measurement Framework that describes common measures for outcomes at the youth, program, and system levels. This framework will provide a blueprint for coordinated accountability and improvement, so quality practices lead to measurable, improved outcomes for students.
• Leads demonstration projects that test the feasibility of policy and practice concepts, and disseminates findings and tools for replication.
• Serves as a clearinghouse of information about expanded-learning systems.
• Convenes stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas.
• Advocates for policy change.
• Provides local, customized technical assistance.
The Every Hour Counts coalition represents longstanding partnerships with more than 1,400 schools, districts, and community-based organizations that provide quality after-school and summer programming. Every Hour Counts partners support initiatives that reach 240,000 students each year.
Intermediaries: The Engines of Expanded-Learning Systems