An integral component of an afterschool or summer program is the quality of its staff. In this section, you will find research, reports, funding opportunities, and more to help enhance your teaching practice.


afterschool map thumnailFind an Afterschool Program

We’ve teamed up with the City of Providence to produce this Afterschool and Summer Learning Program Map as a resource for parents and families looking for opportunities for their children. Start exploring.

FundingOppsFunding Opportunities

Looking for available grants, scholarships, or tips for writing grant proposals? We’ve included valuable online resources for grants research and opportunities. Read more.

PolicyBriefPolicy Briefs

Here are our latest summaries of afterschool learning research and the future of learning. Read more.

Research_ReportsResearch + Reports

We’ve collected the most relevant research and reports from some of our partners in the out of school time field, including the Wallace Foundation, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, and the Afterschool Alliance, just for you. Read more.

Westerly (HSLI 2015)--IMG_2526Tools for Programs

Starting your own afterschool program is exciting but daunting! We’ve laid out the six critical stages in the program planning process to get you started, and materials to keep you going. Read more.


From competency-based learning to working with children with autism, we have a great listing of webinars to keep you informed. Watch one now.

Rhode Island StatehouseALC Meeting at the State House

United Way of Rhode Island’s Afterschool Leadership Circle held its membership meeting at the Rhode Island State House. Among the topics was the Every Hour Counts framework.

Every Hour Counts Measurement Framework

The Every Hour Counts Measurement Framework was created in 2014 by Every Hour Counts. This article lays out the importance of the Framework for Rhode Island.


Find archived copies of Bridges here — the monthly e-newsletter of the Afterschool Leadership Circle. We have the latest state and research news, resources, upcoming events, and grant opportunities just for you. Read more.