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Providence Maritime Collaborative Awarded Providence After School Alliance Innovator’s Grant

Community Boating Center (CBC) in partnership with The Providence Maritime Heritage Foundation and the Rhode Island Historical Society, is proud to announce that their joint program “Providence Set Sail!” has been awarded an Innovator’s Grant from the Providence After School Alliance (PASA).

Under the banner of the Providence Maritime Collaborative, the three organizations will serve Providence middle school aged children, ages 11-14. “Providence Set Sail!”, offered twice per week from January to May, 2006, will be divided into two semesters integrating an active mix of lecture, breakout sessions, discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.

The first semester will focus on maritime history and the current maritime industry in Providence and Rhode Island. Sessions will include presentations from scholars, historians and reenactors. Youth will also learn skills such as knot tying, mechanical advantage, sailing safety and navigation. The second semester will put many of student’s acquired skills into practice as they learn to sail boats at CBC and the PMHF’s tall ship, the Continental Sloop Providence. In addition, youth will have an opportunity to invite their families and guardians to the last week of the second semester in order to demonstrate their knowledge of sailing and marine safety.

The Providence After School Alliance was launched by Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline as a public-private venture to develop a citywide system to substantially increase high-quality, affordable out-of-school time enrichment opportunities for Providence’s children and youth.

John O’Flaherty, Executive Director of CBC commented, “Community Boating is honored to be named as an innovator in offering quality, engaging after-school programming to Providence.”

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.

Participation is limited with first preference given to Olneyville and West End/Upper South Providence residents. Youth from other Providence areas may be placed on a waiting list.

To sign-up in the Olneyville area contact:

Adriana DePoint
Olneyville AfterZone Coordinator
Providence After School Alliance
tel: 401.351-2241

To sign-up in the West End/ Upper South Providence area contact:

Sarah Bernstein
West End/Upper South Providence AfterZone Coordinator
Providence After School Alliance
tel: 401.383-2842

For additional information on CBC contact:

John O'Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)

Learn more:
Providence After School Alliance
Providence Maritime Heritage Foundation
Rhode Island Historical Society