PASE exists to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty. PASE recognizes the crucial role afterschool programs play in fostering young people's intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. PASE believes that all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults.
All young people deserve the right to succeed. PASE is determined to ensure we do everything possible to make a bright future possible for New York City's kids.
PASE celebrates the diversity of the communities we serve and is committed to equity and inclusion in our work and in the youth development field broadly. We have not always gotten it right as an organization and as individuals, but we are committed to improving and doing our part to mitigate oppression and racism.
We recognize that individuals and communities have been and continue to be marginalized and systemically oppressed on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity and expression, ability, religion, sexual orientation, and national origin. We are particularly aware of inequalities faced by people of color due to our country’s history and the continued impact of bias and structural racism, and recognize the importance of antiracism as a foundational approach to our work.
We are working to deepen our approach to equity, inclusion, and antiracism, and welcome feedback and opportunities to learn.
The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) is a child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs, particularly those serving young people from underserved communities.
PASE was formed in 1993 to professionalize the afterschool community in New York City so that youth-serving professionals could deliver consistent, high-quality programming to young people and meet the fundamental needs of their communities.
Over the past 25 years, PASE has helped over 50,000 dedicated professionals working in afterschool programs to gain and develop the skills they need to provide high-quality, content-rich programmatic experiences to youth in out-of-school time, building a stronger and more resilient afterschool field.
Over 1,000,000 kids have been impacted by PASE-trained afterschool professionals – and that number continues to grow every day.
The Partnership for After School Education is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law.
A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at 120 Broadway, Suite 230, New York, NY 10271. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.