Come Celebrate 10 Years With Us

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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!

Hillary Salmons,
Executive Director

PASA’s 10th Birthday Bash

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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

Featuring: Big Nazo;
Interactive Mural and DJ Set by The Avenue Concept;
Raffle of Southwest Airlines® Luv Vouchers and more!

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. 

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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/ 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!

Sponsors Image_0If you’d like to make a donation in support of PASA, please mail checks to the attention of Alexander Howard and made payable to:

Providence After School Alliance OR PASA 
140 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
Event branding and artwork courtesy of the Avenue Concept and Pinpoint Studio