iNCASE will develop a system of “hubs” (one in each of the six towns/cities comprising Newport County), with each Hub taking on primary responsibility for staying current about the after-school opportunities available within its designated region. Each Hub will also work with the other iNCASE Hubs in order to share program information and area resources and to develop special programs/events. Finally, each Hub will develop a close working relationship with the local middle school in order to coordinate and/or supplement County after-school activities with school-day learning and to facilitate regular communication with and access to youth.
Two of the founding members of iNCASE have been designated as iNCASE Hubs: The Newport County Boys & Girls Club (Newport Hub) and the Jamestown Teen Center (Jamestown Hub). These two organizations currently serve 1,400 and 300 youth annually at their facilities and have been through the RIPQA process.
The iNCASE governing body is the Coordinating Council. The Council will consist of up to 11 representatives of the afterschool community who make tangible, in-kind contributions such as high level staff support, free programming, transportation, materials, equipment, community outreach and recruitment, and/or space, to the network. These representatives will represent a broad range of afterschool providers and advocates. Leadership and authority for the iNCASE network is vested in the Coordinating Council. There will also be Program Partners who, while unable to commit significant resources to iNCASE, are interested in providing after-school opportunities integrated into the overall iNCASE plan. It also includes program partners who provide specific programs such as arts, music, theater, science, adventure, leadership, cultural, etc. Specialized Service Providers will provide specialized services such as counseling, marketing, grantwriting, PR, (and others) that provide assistance to the network and its members.