Annual Report - Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program

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Annual Report - Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program
Annual Report 2013-2014
Mission
UCAP seeks to intervene in the lives of young adolescents having serious
difficulty in school and placed at risk of dropping out, to help each of them
obtain the academic and social skills necessary for success in high school and
in life. We strive to create a supportive community that will motivate students
with a coherent, relevant, and challenging academic program. We stress the
importance of taking responsibility, working hard, achieving at high a level,
setting goals, taking risks, and having fun.
UCAP students and staff 2013-2014
The Urban Collaborative
75 Carpenter Street • Providence, RI 02903
401-272-0881 | www.ucap.org
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A Message from Our Director
Last year, when we cut the ribbon to our new
Annex, I looked out at the students, parents, and friends
from all parts of the community, and had a hard time
grasping the fact that we were in our 25th year.
I am so proud that, throughout our 25-year
history, we have remained faithful to our mission of
serving young adolescents who are at serious risk at
dropping out. Our students may have gaps in their
learning and social skills, but we see a group of
beautiful children with enormous intelligence and
potential. And, you have shown that you believe in the
students of UCAP and the program that supports them.
Since opening our doors in 1989, we have served
over 2,000 students and had three different homes. In
our first year, we served 90 students and had very few
programs to support and engage them after school, on
weekends, and over the summer. Now, in our muchimproved facility at the entrance of the West End, we
enroll 140 students each year, and offer dozens of highquality programs to help meet their social, emotional,
and academic needs. Twenty-five years ago, we were
the only school that was implementing a curriculum
that focused on proficiency and acceleration, rather
than “time in seat.”
The present looks much different and much
about education has changed. Ideas and practices that
were championed by UCAP are now commonplace.
The phrase “all kids” has moved from slogan to an
accepted recognition that serving all students must be a
goal of public education. Likewise, many individuals,
businesses, and foundations have shifted their
charitable initiatives to public education, recognizing
that our society must cultivate the best and the brightest
as they work in their public schools to have the kind of
lives that were not possible for their parents.
Four students dressed to impress at
our 2014 auction event.
Schools like UCAP are leading the way in
these efforts, and schools like UCAP could not succeed
without the help of many friends like you. I have every
confidence that another director of this school, in 2040,
maybe a former student of UCAP, will be writing to
recognize another 25 years of thoughtful and progressive
education for an exceptional group of students.
Robert DeBlois
Director
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A Dream Becomes Reality
On October 29, 2013, surrounded by over
200 students, staff, families, friends, and community
leaders, we celebrated the grand opening of our new
school Annex building. This project, dating back to
2007 and spearheaded by the efforts of the Fund for
UCAP, was made possible thanks to the generosity of
many supporters of our capital campaign as well as a
$3 million loan from Rockland Trust through the New
Market Tax Credit Program.
This building project was completed during
very difficult economic times, including moratorium on
school construction. The Rhode Island Foundation’s
support, in particular, played a key role in its completion
when the Foundation backed an innovative, short-term
finance plan—a $1 million dollar loan that the Fund for
UCAP repaid in 36 months.
Now the Annex, which serves as a prominent
entryway to the West End, is home to a state-of-the-art
Science Lab, an Art Studio filled with beautiful, natural
light, a multipurpose gymnasium, and two meeting
rooms that double as classrooms. With this addition
to our school community, we are able to offer more
Beyond School programs, more hands-on science, and
more room for creativity and innovation. We couldn’t
have asked for a better result to all of our hard work,
and we are so grateful to all of our capital campaign
supporters for helping us make this dream a reality.
Felix Cortez, UCAP ’14, UCAP Parent Theresa Miller,
Denise Jenkins, formerly of Rhode Island Foundation,
Muriel Marchand, School Secretary, former Mayor
of Providence Angel Taveras, Fund for UCAP
Board Chair David Haffenreffer, and
Dr. Susan Lusi, Superintendent of
Providence Public Schools cut
the ceremonial ribbon
on the new Annex.
The boys’ basketball team on
their brand new court.
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Addressing Student Needs
Many of our students arrive at UCAP with
substantial gaps in their knowledge and skills.
Closing these gaps is the focus of all that we do, in
the classroom and beyond. Last year, we continued to
implement school-wide strategies as well as personal
learning plans to address student needs.
• We hired a second Special Education teacher, allowing us to double the number of students with Individualized Education Plans who needs could be addressed through our program.
• We hired a new position - Parent Outreach Coordinator - and improved our relationships with families and the community.
• We continued to address chronic absenteeism of many students.
• We continued our Independent Reading period during the school day, and embedded literacy instruction across the curriculum.
• Math and Reading specialists worked with struggling students each week.
• Intervention classes met four times a week to address specific learning needs.
• Beyond School programs addressed learning needs and helped students connect with teachers and staff, develop social skills, and gain confidence.
Students Aimsley and Jeremias celebrate their
scholar-leader awards with Principal Rob
and their families at the annual
dinner reception.
New 9th Grade Academy
During the past year, we worked to
develop a plan to allow students to remain at
UCAP for an additional year in order to better
prepare for success in high school. Students
who had not accelerated in grade but wanted to
continue to benefit from the close and supportive
environment of UCAP applied for our 9th Grade
Academy in the Spring of 2013. While we will
not be able to offer these students the opportunity
to “make up a grade,” they will further develop
their skills, habits, attitudes, and behaviors, and
our experience with them in the 2013-2014
school year will help us further refine and define
the practice of acceleration, as fewer students are
being held back in grade.
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Beyond School Programs Not Your Average School Day
Last year, our Annual Fund supporters made
a commitment to extending learning time for our
students beyond the traditional school day, school
year, and school building. Our generous donors
made it possible for 98 interesting and engaging
Beyond School programs over 40 weeks during the
school year and 6 weeks in the summer, including
sending students to the SPIRIT summer program.
Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of our
supporters, students were able to participate in
recreational and academic activities, such as youth
boxing and Homework Club, to vocational and social
programs, such as Buen Provecho (Latin cooking)
and Girl Talk. Our donors’ support allows us to
provide the extra resources, support, and attention
students need to succeed in school, academically,
social and behavioral skills.
Participation Numbers & Hours
During the 2012-2013 school year,
…every one of our 142 students participated in at least one activity.
…70 students (49%) were considered “regular attendees,” having participated in at least 30 days of programs.
…regular attendees participated in an average
of 133 hours of activities.
…all attendees averaged 65 hours of activities.
In addition to private support from thoughtful
individuals, corporations, and foundations, we were
awarded our second year of our second 5-year 21st
Century Community Learning Centers grant, which
began in the 2012-2013 school year. This funding,
combined with our first 5-year grant from 2008-2012,
has provided our school with a solid foundation to
create valuable out-of-school time programming.
Ninth grade academy students Damien and
Shontal pause for a photo during a field
trip to the Boston Museum of Science.
After graduating from UCAP in June 2014,
students went on to the following schools better
prepared for high school and beyond:
Academy for Career Exploration
Blackstone Academy
Central Falls High School
Central High School
Cranston High School East
Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
E-Cubed Academy
Hope High School
Mount Pleasant High School
New England Laborers’ and Cranston Public
Schools Career Construction Academy
North Providence High School
Providence Career and Technical Academy
Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College
Charter High School
Saint Raphael Academy
The Met School
UCAP 9th Grade Academy
Village Green Virtual Public Charter School
Wellesley High School
Seventh grader Cherokee enjoys her swimming lessons at
the Jewish Community Center pool.
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A Spotlight on Partnerships: Beat The Streets Providence
“When I’m on the mat, I’m always thinking. I don’t just do stuff. I picture it in my mind, and then I actually
do it. You just have to be smarter than the other opponent. You just have to think… and practice… and keep
practicing.” These words tumbled out of 8th grader Joabel C. when asked about what he’s gained from participating
in the Beat the Streets Providence wrestling program at UCAP. In a few short months, the program took a team
of students, most of whom had never wrestled in their lives, to the state championship where they picked up first
place, third place and two fourth places.
“It’s a surprise that they’re picking it up
so quick,” said Coach Zack. “They’re wrestling
against kids who’ve been wrestling for four or
five years.” Zack is one of a team of coaches
from Beat the Streets Providence, a branch of
the national nonprofit organization of the same
name founded by Brown University student
Billy Watterson, whose own wrestling career had
a profoundly positive impact during his middle
school years. “Our goal is to use wrestling to
keep students in school and teach them the skills
and attitudes necessary to thrive academically
and socially.”
UCAP’s Beat The Streets Wrestling Team 2013-2014
The students are learning far more than wrestling technique, however. Hard work, discipline and
responsibility are essential to success in this sport. Learning to handle defeat is also a part of the learning process,
says Zach. In their first match, every athlete on the team lost. “Two months later, four placers and one state champ.
They had to learn how to deal with adversity and how to overcome.”
Eighth grader David S. took home the state championship in the heavyweight division and a new sense of
pride about himself as an athlete and a student. “One of the hardest things to learn is staying in position when
you’re really tired,” said David. “I built up a lot of stamina. You just have to go to all the practices and work as
hard as you can.”
David’s wrestling success is reflected in
his academic work, as well. “I was already doing
pretty good in school in the beginning of the year,”
said David. “Then I came to wrestling and I started
getting honors. I got a lot of encouragement from
my teachers for my wrestling. It made me feel
good, and I was more motivated to do the school
work.”
Eighth grade wrestling star David receives recognition from
Mayor Angel Taveras for his hard work on and off the mat.
The 2013-2014 school year was our first
time partnering with Beat The Street Providence
to bring wrestling to the boys and girls of UCAP,
and we look forward to many more successful
wrestling seasons with the program.
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Financials 2013 - 2014
During its 25th year, the Urban Collaborative continued to
demonstrate financial stability and conservative growth, supported
by the work of the Fund for UCAP and the Fund for UCAP Realty
Corporation. The financial picture of UCAP was dominated by two
significant accomplishments: the completion of the UCAP Annex and
the Fund for UCAP’s Capital Campaign; and a change in how UCAP
is funded by public funds from the participating districts, the state of
Rhode Island, and the federal government. Together, these two changes
put UCAP on a path to long-term sustainability.
The Statement of Activities contained in this report shows that
UCAP ended its 25th year with a net surplus of $139,097. By far, the
greatest source of revenue for UCAP came from tuition payments from
the Rhode Island Department of Education and the school districts of
Providence, Central Falls, and Cranston. For the first time, UCAP was
funded in the same manner as all other public schools in Rhode Island,
through the Student Funding Formula. Previous to FY14, all tuition
funds came directly from the school districts. Therefore, to reduce the
financial burden on the districts, the UCAP Board of Superintendents
sought legislation allowing UCAP to be funded by the Student Funding
Formula. Passage of this legislation in the 2012 session of the General
Assembly allowed these changes to be enacted last year, resulting in
combined funding of approximately $15,000 per student.
The Urban Collaborative, The
Fund for UCAP and the Fund for
UCAP Realty Company are each
independent 501(c)(3) non-profit
corporations. Each has its own
separate and independent Board
of Directors, but all three have the
children of the Urban Collaborative
as a central focus. Currently,
the Urban Collaborative runs an
independent alternative school
called the Urban Collaborative
Accelerated Program (“UCAP”)
that serves at-risk middle school
kids from Providence, Central
Falls and Cranston.
The Fund for UCAP was
established to raise and distribute
funds for the benefit of the Urban
Collaborative, its programs, and
its students.
The Fund for UCAP Realty
Company was established to own,
finance, and manage property,
including the property used by the
Urban Collaborative.]
In addition, a second piece of legislation was passed in the 2013
session that allowed federal funds to be allotted directly to UCAP, in
the same manner that these funds are paid for all other students and
schools in Rhode Island. These federal funds are in several categories:
Title I (for low income students), Title II (for teachers’ professional
development), and IDEA (for Special Education
students) - $130,831; 21st Century Community
Learning Centers (after school programs) $90,872; and Medicaid - $182,680. Together,
federal funds and money from the Rhode Island
Student Funding Formula represent a major shift
in the funding for UCAP, significantly reducing
the financial burden to the districts to provide
at-risk students with the services and programs
offered by UCAP.
Students explore wave frequencies with the Brandaris
Maritime program in the new Science Lab.
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In addition to the public funds described
above, UCAP also received significant private
funding through the efforts of the Fund for UCAP,
which raised a total of $536,158. Of this amount,
$87,762 was used by UCAP for Beyond School
Programs (in addition to the $90,872 in federal
funds mentioned above), and $44,529 was used
Financials 2013 - 2014
FINANCIALS 2012-2013
for Development. It should be noted that the private fundraising total included money that was still coming in to
the Fund for UCAP as a result of multi-year pledges to the Capital Campaign. Along with the direct support of
UCAP through private funds, the school was also assisted by the Fund for UCAP Realty through in-kind support for
building costs. In total, UCAP paid $141,000 to the Fund for UCAP Realty for all of its space needs. This amount
included debt service on the mortgage, all utilities, maintenance, cleaning, and general upkeep. The value of this inkind support from the Realty Corporation cannot be overstated. Finally, for this rental payment UCAP also received
use of the newly constructed UCAP Annex with a gym, art studio, science lab, offices, and meeting space.
Taken together, increased public funding, private support, and low rental payments, allowed UCAP to
spend more money on direct student programs. These included additional staff for Special Education students,
more time on reading instruction, increased outreach to parents, and greater variety and quality of Beyond
School programs.
During 2014-2015, we expect that the Urban Collaborative will continue to seek and spend public and
private funds in a manner that is prudent, responsible, and student centered. These things will take place as a
result of tremendous efforts to support UCAP by the participating school districts and individuals who serve on
the boards of the Fund for UCAP and the Fund for UCAP Realty Corporation. None of UCAP’s success would
be possible with the coalition of foundations, businesses, and individuals who believe in the school and support
its mission of working with students who can make the most of receiving a second chance to succeed in school.
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Our Supporters
We are very grateful to the following individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations that gave so
generously to support our students in 2013-2014.
Annual Fund / Beyond School & Special Projects
$25,000+
Letitia and John Carter
Haffenreffer Family Fund
Betsy McCoy
Newman’s Own Foundation
$20,000 - $24,999
Anonymous #1
Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence
Rallis Conover Family Fund
June Rockwell Levy Foundation
$2,500- $9,999
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Billy Andrade - Brad Faxon Charities for Children
The John Clarke Trust, Bank of America,
N.A. Co-Trustee
The John E. Fogarty Foundation
Emma G. Harris Foundation
Norman Mandelbaum
The Nordson Corporation Foundation
Ocean State Charities Trust
Pawtucket Credit Union
Washington Trust Company
$1,000- $2,499
Barton Gilman LLP
Peter and Lucia Case
Murray and Judith Danforth
Rob and Bonnie DeBlois
Judith Ventura Enright
Gencorp Insurance Charitable Foundation
David and Susan Haffenreffer
Timothy Hotchner
Alfred and Mary Ann Killilea
Mari Killilea Memorial Scholarship
Murray Family Foundation
Partridge Snow & Hahn
Michael and Christy Piti
Herman Rose/The DeRabbanan Fund
Bruce Ruttenberg and Heather MacLeod
David and Alexia Trainor
The Weisberg Family Foundation/Naida Weisberg
$500- $$999
Anonymous #2
Anonymous #3
Kenneth Clauser
Diane and Gib Conover
Mark DeBlois
Edwards Wildman LLP
Heather and Ronald Florence
James and Dana Hahn
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
David and Hope Hirsch
Kim Hunt
William and Audria Jennings
Andrea and David Joseph
Daniel and Kathleen Kahn
Kevin and Ann Latty
Joseph and Margaret McCoy
David and Cynthia Mullen
Newman Dignan & Sheerar
Anthony and Carrie Noviello
Arthur and Judy Robbins
Saccoccio & Associates
Statewide Plumbing & Heating Co, Inc.
Connie Worthington and Terry Tullis
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$250- $$499
Anonymous #4
Elisa Almonte
Christine Barrett
Batchelor Frechette McCrory Michael & Co.
Fredericka Bettinger
Angela Carr
Michael and Kathleen Clarkin
Clarkson Collins and Marcie Cummings
Dan Corley and Betsy Beach
Mary DeBlois
Mimi Freeman
Frances and Robert Gallo
Karen and David Gardner
Halkyard Family Fund/Robert Halkyard
Michael Hinchion and Rene Balogh
Patricia Lee
Laura Agostini Lynch
Lynda McCoy
Chris and Ross McKenrick
Mark and Mary McSally
Donna and Thomas Macomber
Lynn O’Marra
Robert and Pearl Polifka
RAM Collectables
$100- $249
Robert Ameen and Mary Dalton
Mark Bettinger
Charles Boisseau
Robert and Ann Borah
Patricia and John Bottomley
Lisa Bousquet
Kathleen Boyd
Shawn Buckless
Jessica Cabrera
Brian Campbell and Ellen Kendrick
Robert Carvalho
Jean Cavanaugh and Don Cordner
Jeffrey and Laura Cavanaugh
Catherine Chatowsky
Leslie and William Clark
Judy Colaluca
Shirley Consuegra and Carlos Ramirez
Christine Cuthbertson and Matt Hill
Judith and Arthur DeBlois
Nicole DeBlois
Lisa DeCubellis
Francis Dietz
James and Linda Fain
Dianne Falk
Malcolm Farmer, III
David Farrell
Joan Fien
Heather and Ronald Florence
Gary and Karen Friedmann
Richard and Gray Horan
Martha Hultzman
Phyllis Huston
Lisa Dantas Koble
Lisa Koelle
Sally and Ken Knowles
Linda Kushner
Richard Landau
Jane Lester
Jeanne Letoile
Marc and Carrie Levine
LGC+D
Judith and Hans Lundsten
Paul Miles-Matthias, MD
Peter McClure
Charles McCoy
Nicholas and Rebecca Macera
Paul Miles-Matthias, MD and Linda Coffin, MD
Dan and Joanna Miller
Steven Miller
John Nazarian, PhD
New England Sports Memories
Kevin and Linda O’Brien
Virginia and Everett Pearson
Richard Pillsbury
Robert and Joan Pillsbury
William and Nancy Plumb
Providence Roller Derby
Providence Shelter for Colored Children
David and Kara Salit
Maureen Sheehan
Linda and John Silva
Johanna and Richard Rakauskas
Rhode Island Foundation
Sally Rogers
Phoebe Salten and Merrill Weingrod
Margaret Schortmann
Donna and William Tente
William Twaddell and Susan Hardy
Rev. Joy Utter and Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes
Virginia van Kluyve
Less than $100
Anonymous #5
Georgia Allen
James and Deborah Baldwin
Ethan Barrett
Jessica Barrett
Angelo Bastianpillai
Chad Bjorklund
Donna Braun
Phyllis Brown
Elizabeth Burke Bryant
Eugene Buker
Tamara Burman
Dr. Bruce Burnett
Shannon Campbell
Stephen and Ann Capineri
Mary Catherine Chute
Wayne Colwell
Edward and Paula Coogan
Shannon and Jorge Costa
Umberto Crenca and Susan Clausen
Judy D’Andrea
Charles and Araxie DeBlois
William and Kelly DeBlois
Jane Deming
Kathleen DiCamillo
Jonathan Donaldson
Lissa Dreyer
Margaretta Edwards
Cindy Elder
Diane and Christopher Ellis
Elmhurst Hair Salon/Shane Cronini
Jane and John Estes
Father Robert Farrell, S. J.
Steve and Joan Fitzgerald
Sarah Gleason
Elizabeth and David Graham
Claudia Gregoire
Barrett Hazeltine
Thank You!
Patricia and Russ Jennings
Donald Joseph
Catherine and Michael Kennedy
Joseph and Katharine Killilea
Knights of Columbus Delaney Council #57
The Laliberte/Collins Family
Lionel and Lynn Lemos
Kim McCarthy
Linda and Tom McCoy
Robin McGill
Kathleen McKenna
Representative Joseph McNamara
Muriel Marchand
Catalina Martinez
Gloria and Jack Merchant
Brian and Robin Monson
Adrienne Morris
Samir and Susan Moubayed
Charlie and Peggy Nugent
Susan Olson
Joseph Piccardi
Jean Piti
Matthew and Stephanie Plain
Lynn Prentiss
Steven Raffa
John Reichley
Ruth Rotenberg
Thomas and Barbara Sladen
Thomas and Jane Sladen
Edward Smith
Barbara Staples
Joy Starnino
Anna and Robert Sundstrom
Judie Tenenbaum
Dovid Tkatch
Anne Marie Toole
Richard and Esther Tracy
Banice Webber and Marie Clarke
Sean and Kim Welch
In-Kind Donors
Agostini’s Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness
Al Forno
Alex & Ani
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Barrington Books
Bayside Resort Hotel
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
Blaze Restaurant
Books on the Square
The Boston Beer Company
Bottles Fine Wine
Cabot
Cardinal Marketing
Angela Carr
Clarin
Kenneth Clauser
Coffee Exchange
The Curatorium
Art DeBlois
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Ellie’s Bakery
Flatbread Company
David Haffenreffer
Andrea Joseph
La Bottega
Luli Boutique
Mary & Mark McSally
National Amusements
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Providence Children’s Museum
Providence College
Raffa Yoga
Rhode Island Philharmonic
Rhode Island Rentals
Rock Spot Climbing
Lenny Rumpler
Seven Stars Bakery
Shoppe Pioneer
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
The Spa at The Providence Biltmore
Trader Joe’s
Trinity Repertory Company
The W Salon
Westport Rivers Winery
Zulu Nyala Group
Expanding the Possibilities Capital Campaign
Leaders
Timothy and Mary Barnard
Letitia and John Carter
Collette
Haffenreffer Family Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. McCulloch, Jr., Trustees of
the McAdams Charitable Foundation
Providence Journal Charitable Fund
Fred M. Roddy Foundation
Washington Trust Charitable Foundation
Expanding the Possibilities Capital Campaign
Benefactors
AAA of Southern New England
Dr. Samuel and and the late Shirley Bender
Stephanie Benedetti
Jeffrey and Laura Cavanaugh
The John Clarke Trust, Bank of America,
N.A. Co-Trustee
Robert and Bonilyn DeBlois
Charles and Nancy Dunn
Gary and Karen Friedmann
Diane Goldman
Douglas and Wendy Gray
Richard and Gray Horan
William and Audria Jennings
David and Andrea Joseph
Jesse Joseph and Diana Sargsyan
Marie Langlois and John Loerke
Betsy McCoy
Lynda McCoy
John Murphy, Sr./Home Loan Foundation
Robert and Joan Pillsbury
Matthew and Stephanie Plain
Rallis Conover Family Fund
Henry Sachs, III and Teresa Van Buren
David and Kara Salit
Phoebe Salten and Merrill Weingrod
David and Alexia Trainor
Connie Worthington and Terry Tullis
Honorary Gifts
in honor of Fredericka Bettinger
Mark Bettinger
in honor of Kenneth Clauser
Marcie Cummings and Clarkson Collins
in honor of Rob DeBlois
Andrea B. Joseph
Rev. Joy Utter and Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes
in honor of Margaretta Edwards
Mary Catherine Chute
in honor of Dennis Fitzgerald
Steve and Joan Fitzgerald
in honor of Andrea Joseph
Kathleen Boyd
in honor of Dylan Lynch
Laura A. Lynch
in honor of Arthur Robbins
Herman H. Rose/The DeRabbanan Fund
Memorial Gifts
in memory of Shirley Bender
Judy D’Andrea
Donald Joseph
Charlie and Peggy Nugent
Ruth Rotenberg
Banice Webber and Marie Clarke
Connie Worthington and Terry Tullis
in memory of Sylvia Blackman
Jane and John Estes
in memory of Beverley Hunt
Kim Hunt
Phyllis Huston
Sally and Ken Knowles
Lynda McCoy
Virginia and Everett Pearson
Richard Pillsbury
William and Nancy Plumb
Johanna and Richard Rakauskas
Virginia van Kluyve
in memory of Vincent Mangione
Statewide Plumbing & Heating Co, Inc.
in memory of Jack McCoy
Karen and David Gardner
Joseph and Margaret McCoy
Lynda McCoy
in memory of John Montgomery
Alfred and Mary Ann Killilea
in memory of William McCoy
Georgia Allen
James and Deborah Baldwin
Angelo Bastianpillai
Robert and Ann Borah
The Laliberte/Collins Family
Edward and Paula Coogan
Rob and Bonnie DeBlois
Jonathan Donaldson
Joan Fien
Halkyard Family Fund/Robert Halkyard
Knights of Columbus Delaney Council #57
Patricia Lee
Marc and Carrie Levine
Betsy McCoy
Charles McCoy
Linda and Tom McCoy
Lynda McCoy
Robert and Joan Pillsbury
Irene Piti
Jean Piti
Sally Rogers
Henry Sachs, III and Teresa Van Buren
Thomas and Barbara Sladen
Thomas and Jane Sladen
Dovid Tkatch
Anne Marie Toole
Richard and Esther Tracy
Please notify Shannon Campbell at 401-272-0881, and accept our sincere apology if you are omitted or incorrectly listed. Thank you.
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Our Volunteers and Staff
THANK YOU! We couldn’t do it without you.
z UCAP BOARD OF
SUPERINTENDENTS
Frances Gallo
Susan Lusi
Judith Lundsten
z FUND FOR UCAP
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gib Conover, Vice Chair
Dan Corley
Robert DeBlois, President
Dianne Falk
Gary J. Friedmann, Treasurer
Douglas G. Gray, Secretary
David Haffenreffer, Chair
William Jennings
Andrea B. Joseph
Betsy McCoy
Anthony Noviello, III
David Salit
David P. Trainor
z UCAP STAFF
Carolina Almonte, Special
Education Teacher
Elisa Almonte, Director of
Beyond School Programs
Joe Amado, Cooking Specials
Teacher
Samantha Armstrong, Science
Teacher
Joy Arnold, Librarian
Tiffanie Barbosa, Beyond
School Assistant
Jim Bowker, Technology
Coordinator
Abby Brunelle, Math Teacher
Shannon Campbell, Director of
Development
Shirley Consuegra, Coordinator
of Recruitment & Admissions
Chris Cuthbertson, Director of
Curriculum & Instruction
Rob DeBlois, Director
Patricia DiLucido, School Nurse
Jeff Guillemette, English
Teacher
Michele DiFonzo, Art Teacher
Jennifer Iannone, Science
Teacher
Nathan Kaufman, Business
Manager
Joe Killilea, English Teacher
John Kraskouskas, Math Teacher
Al Lemos, School Social Worker
Muriel Marchand, School
Receptionist
BK Nordan, Social Studies
Teacher
Erin Oliver, Special Education
Teacher
Andrew Overton, Teaching
Partner
Sarai Pellegrino Cornier, School
Social Worker
John Pereira, Assistant to the
Director
Raffini, Arts Specials Teacher
Phil Silva, Social Studies
Teacher
Colby Zongol, Health & Sex
Education Specials Teacher
z Fund for UCAP Event
Committee
Chad Bjorklund
Angela L. Carr
Kenneth Clauser
David Haffenreffer
Andrea B. Joseph
Jenna Pingitore
Matthew Plain, Chair
Connie Worthington
75 CARPENTER STREET, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 02903-3004
TEL (401) 272-0881 FAX (401) 273-7141 WWW.UCAP.ORG
z Volunteers
Bianca Alicea, UCAP ’02
Tiffanie Barbosa
Angela L. Carr
Tony Cattani
Courtney Correia
Cesin Curi
Mary del Pino
Lesley DeRosa
Dioscaris Garcia
Kimberly Gifford
Rahsaan Gomes McCreary
Kurt Gustafson
Brian Kennedy
Michael Letoile
Michael Matracia
Wilson Molina
Stephanie Paradis
Ron Pouliot
Carlos Ramirez
Marina Rodriguez
Rick Ruggiero
John Scienzo
Jamaal Straker
Jef Saunders
Jose Luis Sauzo
Marc Vaillant
Jessica Waters
Joe Wilson, Jr.