Harvard In our Community
Local Interest Lunch Series

"Why Learning beyond the Classroom Matters to Low Income Youth?"

An informal discussion with Hillary Salmons, AB'78, Executive Director of the Providence After School Alliance.


How a Phillips Brooks Graduate has worked with the City of Providence to address the opportunity gap in Providence and share her model with over 30 cities around the country. Come learn about what is working and can be done in Providence.


The details:

  • When:  Tuesday, February 25th from 12:00 noon to 1:30PM
  • Where: Social Enterprise Greenhouse, 10 Davol Square, 1st Floor conference room
  • Meal:   Casual sandwiches and salads, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Water, coffee and tea.
    If you have any additional food allergies or concerns, please email hcri@post.harvard.edu.
  • Cost:   $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers covers the cost of the lunch.  
  • Optional donations to PASA can be made by clicking here.

Register now by clicking on the link below. Space limited to 20 attendees. All attendees must be pre-registered. 

Please note the SEG space is on the first floor of the Coastal Medical Building which sits in the triangle between Point, Eddy and Richmond Streets in the Jewelry District. Metered parking is on Point Street and area side streets. Please do not park in the building lot as all spaces are reserved for the building's owner.


About the Providence After School Alliance:

PASA’s mission is to help close persistent opportunity gaps by expanding and improving quality after school, summer and other out of school time learning opportunities for all the youth of Providence by organizing a sustainable public-private partnership that contributes to student success and serves as a national model.

Our strategy is rooted in positive youth development practices, which are designed to engage our middle and high school youth in constructive ways. Our community-based program partners focus on realizing positive outcomes for our young people by ensuring all of their AfterZone and Hub experiences provide meaningful learning opportunities, foster positive peer-to-peer and adult-to-youth relationships, and build on our young people’s strengths.  Today, PASA serves 2000 youth in the Providence area. Over 200 part-time instructors from 80 organizations apply 3 times per year to offer programs at both the middle and high school levels.

Hillary Salmons, is the PASA founder and Executive Director. Before founding PASA, Hillary led an education initiative called Rhode Island Scholars where business leaders spoke to students about the importance of college and taking math and science courses and she served as VP for Program Development for Health & Education Leadership for Providence (HELP).  Hillary has a MA in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a BA from Harvard University.

To learn more about Hilary and the Providence After School Alliance, please visit the PASA website by clicking here.


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