The Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance (RIASPA) was founded in 2002 by the United Way of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.  Since its inception RIASPA has worked to envision a Rhode Island that maximizes how, when, and where children and youth learn to ensure their success.  To accomplish this goal, RIASPA leads policy, practice, and systems change so that community and school-based  learning and youth development opportunities are aligned for student success.

Our Goals

  • Influence public policy to increase support for afterschool programs.
  • Increase public awareness and public will about the importance of afterschool programs.
  • Foster strategic program quality improvement in afterschool programs across the state.

Who We Are – Meet our dedicated staff and Advisory Committee who are working to ensure that all of Rhode Island’s children and youth have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities.

Our Partners – Many organizations and foundations are working to expand access to high-quality afterschool and summer programming in Rhode Island.  Get to know RIASPA’s partners in this effort by clicking on their logos at the bottom of our home page.

Press – Read about recent developments in the state regarding afterschool and summer learning.