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Local School District

Number of students enrolled in public school system: 24,804

Number of public schools: 47, including charter schools

Demographics of School System:
» American Indian: .5%
» Asian: 7.5%
» Hispanic: 56%
» African-American: 22%
» White: 14%

» Students receiving English Language Learning Services: 23%
» Students receiving Special Education Services: 20%
» Students receiving free / reduced price lunch: 80%

Intermediary Background and Funding

Year Founded: 2004

Total Budget: $2 million

» Private: 90%
» Public: 10%

Core Functions:

  • Brokering relationships
  • Convening local organizations
  • Resource and fund development
  • Managing small grants
  • Expanding services
  • Increasing program quality
  • Strengthening and supporting the after-school workforce
  • Research and evaluation
  • Promoting impact and sustainability
  • Building capacity of providers
  • Promoting accountability and measurement of outcomes
  • Leading development of public-private partnerships
  • Driving advocacy and policy recommendations

Schools and Programs

One of PASA's early successes has been reorganizing the after-school transportation system to share bussing between students in all after-school activities, so that more kids have a safe means of getting home every day.

Number of Programs: 134 (2007)

Number of Youth Served: 2,216 (2007)

Ages of Youth Served: Middle School (11-14)

PASA has recently become incorporated and is applying for tax-exempt status. Providence Mayor David Cicilline chairs PASA's board of directors.