We envision a Rhode Island that maximizes how, when, and where children and youth learn to ensure their success.

What is the Afterschool Leadership Circle?

Afterschool Leadership Circle (ALC) is a statewide network of Rhode Islanders who support quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities for young people. ALC is one of 50 Statewide Afterschool Networks, supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. ALC develops partnerships, informs policies, and shapes practices that sustain and increase the number of quality programs across Rhode Island.

ALC members come together to develop systems that support the academic, social, emotional, and physical outcomes for youth.

What does the Afterschool Leadership Circle do?

  • Works to make sure all Rhode Island Children have access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
  • Encourages schools and communities to work together so that all kids have their social, emotional, health, and academic needs met.
  • Raises awareness about the importance of this learning.
  • Works with local and state officials to implement policies that expand access to quality afterschool and summer programs in Rhode Island.
Look to the left for upcoming events, more information on our initiatives, and professional development opportunities!

Who is a part of the Afterschool Leadership Circle?

ALC members and partners include state policymakers and local leaders in education, youth development, juvenile justice, childcare, health, and workforce development. ALC is open to anyone who cares about making sure Rhode Island youth have access to quality afterschool and summer programs.

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What happened to RIASPA?

We didn’t go away. We just changed our name. The name has changed, but the mission and work has not.

Like what we do?  Join us!

ALC Membership is structured to be accessible to everyone! Memberships exist at multiple levels based on organization size, including an individual membership for those who would prefer to join on their own. ALC members benefit from discounted and free professional development opportunities, have input on our policy platform, have access to volunteers from United Way of Rhode Island corporate partners with coordination and management support from United Way staff, and more. Click here for more information on becoming a member of the ALC, including a full listing of all membership benefits broken down by membership level.

Membership is not necessary to participate in or benefit from ALC advocacy and professional development. Click here to join our mailing list.

Who is a part of the Afterschool Leadership Circle?

ALC members and partners include state policymakers and local leaders in education, youth development, juvenile justice, childcare, health, and workforce development. ALC is open to anyone who cares about making sure Rhode Island youth have access to quality afterschool and summer programs.