Alethea A. Stevenson and Althea R. Haines are the founders of The Center After School Program INC. The Center After School Program is a licensed school aged program for children ages 5-13 Years Old with The Department of Early Education and Care. We provide Before and After School Care, with transportation provided. We also run a Summer Day Camp, also licensed with The Health and Human Services of Massachusetts. We also provided services for The Department of Children and Families with Subsidies Summer Camp Slots. Alethea Stevenson and Althea Haines are Alumni of Springfield College 15’ and 16’ majoring in Education and Psychology.

In 2004 The Center was created Our mission is to provide exemplary service to the parents, children and community so as to ensure the social and academic development of our collective future. We believe all children have strengths and talents; our job is to help them to discover what already exists within them. The Center includes programs such as Homework & Tutoring Help, Music and Arts, Sports & Recreational, Nutrition, Mentoring & Financial Classes, Toy Drive for The Springfield Area, Volunteering at Local Shelters, College Tours, Cooking Class, Day Field Trips to Library & Museums, Etc.,

In 2008 Alethea Stevenson and Althea Haines launched Success Temps from 2008 to 2013. Success Temps Agency was designed in mind to decrease unemployment rates, decrease crime, and enhance the quality of life in the community by compelling individuals to seek financial security.

The Center currently employs over 15 employees, provides Transportation, Have made many donations to local charities, foundations such as Stone Soul, Indi Soul Fest, I found Light Against All Odds, Post University’s, Lady Ballers, SYF Football .Etc… The Center’s Logo is Working Together is The Key!!

The Center Future Plans is to expand our current services and to provide more jobs!!


H.S: Putnam High School

A.D.: Springfield Technical Community College

B.S. Springfield College

M.S. Currently pursuing at Springfield College

  • 2012 Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Award- Presented by The Springfield NAACP Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 2013 Common Ground Award Honoree in Education-Presented by Unity First Janine Fonda
  • 2016 The Grispoon Entrepreneurial Award-Present by Harold Grispoon Foundation
  • 2018 Distinguished Business Leaders Award- Presented by Associate of Black Business Professionals
  • 2018 Contributions and Services to The Greater Springfield Community-Presented by Digital Boom Network
  • 2019 In Honor of our 15 Year Anniversary A Proclamation from The Springfield City Council recognizes honors and commends the Center After School Program, INC. For their continuous commitment and dedication to our families and the City of Springfield.
  • 2021 Best of Springfield Awards-The Center After School Program in the category of Education.

The Center After School Program Inc.

33 Oak Street Springfield, MA01109

(413) 734-3106 phone

(413) 731-0690 fax


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