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
|Stephanie Chafee & Governor Lincoln Chafee
|U.S. Senator Jack Reed
|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
|Lainy Fersh & Patrick McGuigan
|Lisa Ballou & Jaye Tyler
|Dr. Patricia Flanagan
|F. Paul Mooney, Jr.
|Carol Grant & Charley Otto
|Amy & Andy Green
|Holly & Mahmoud Nagib
|Josh Janson & Ben McGuire
|Colonel Hugh Clements
|Saul & Susan Kaplan
|Anisa Raoof & Doug Itkin
|Dr. Pablo Rodriguez
|Kay & Shel Sheldon
|Melanie & Stephen Coon
|Brooke & Eugene Lee
|Mary & Allyn Copp
|Michelle Cortes Harkins
|Cathy Lund, DVM & Peter Karczmar, MD
|Mary Silvia &Casby Harrison, III
|Lisa & Geoff Davis
|Bill & Alison Vareika
|Grace & Carl Farmer
|Stacey & Eugene Mihaly
|PASA Board of Directors
|Mayor Angel Taveras, Chair
|Alison Eichler, Vice Chair
|Superintendent Susan Lusi
|Col. Hugh Clements
Thanks to Our Event Sponsors!