Formerly known as RIASPA, the Afterschool Leadership Circle was founded in 2002 through the vision of the Charles Stewart Mott foundation, and supported by United Way of Rhode Island. Now, ALC is one of 50 Statewide Afterschool Networks throughout the country supported by C.S. Mott, and together we work to develop partnerships and initiatives that increase educational opportunities, for all children, outside of the traditional school day.
ALC envisions a Rhode Island that maximizes how, when, and where children and youth learn to ensure their success. To accomplish this goal, we lead policy, practice, and systems changes so that community and school-based learning and youth development opportunities are aligned for student success.
ALC Executive Committee Members
Marisa Albanese, Manager, Community and Customer Management, RI National Grid, Executive Committee Chair
Terry Curtin, Executive Director, Connecting for Children and Families
Adrienne Gagnon, Executive Director, Downcity Design
Michael Grady, Deputy Director, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Maryclaire Knight, Owner, Knight Consulting
Joe Kowalski, Community Volunteer
Jael Lopes, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Providence School Department
Jan Mermin, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Manager & Expanded Learning Opportunity Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education
Hillary Salmons, Executive Director, Providence After School Alliance
Jim Hoyt, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket
Our National Partners