Our hearts are made heavy yet again by the news from East Baton Rouge. Already we'd been grieving over Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in Minneapolis, and for the police officers who lost their lives in Dallas. The divisions in our country, in our society, are deep and destructive. And it is clear that we are living in a moment where the capacity to resolve this divide is weak and getting weaker. That is frightening and dangerous. Continued
The All Stars Project's award-winning program, Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, is on the forefront of providing an innovative solution to the timely issues of police-community relations in NYC and nationwide. We have launched a special 2-week Online Giving Campaign that will help us grow the impact of this important program. We hope you'll be part of it! Additionally, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, July 6th at 7pm for the Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids Demonstration Workshop in College Point, Queens. For more information, or to RSVP, please call 212-941-1234 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 16, All Stars Project of Chicago announced the launch of a brand-new, $13 million campaign to build a Center for Afterschool Development in Chicago during its annual Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon.
The Partners with Youth event brought over 400 Chicago business and community leaders together at The Standard Club to honor All Stars Champions Brian Cook (USG Corporation) and Sabrina Guthrie (Tengelsen Family Foundation). It also featured inspirational speeches and a spoken word performance by youth participants of All Stars programs.
This week, President and CEO Gabrielle Kurlander traveled to Dallas, Texas with a team of All Stars Project staff members and champions to accept the 2016 Simmons Luminary Award from the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Inspired by the power of learning to illuminate and improve society, the Luminary Award honors individuals and organizations which have shown extraordinary commitment to improving people's lives through education. We were both honored and humbled to accept this award!
The All Stars Project is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Langerman to the board of directors. Mr. Langerman, President and CEO of Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC became a donor of the All Stars Project in 2007 and was an early and significant supporter of its campaign to establish the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development in Newark.
Mr. Langerman has worked extensively with the All Stars Project of New Jersey Development School for Youth (DSY), leading numerous workshops and introducing All Stars to colleagues at Franklin Mutual Advisers. Mr. Langerman joined the All Stars Project of New Jersey Board of Directors in 2014 and has been enthusiastic about the growth of All Stars in New Jersey and nationally. He is actively partnering with All Stars Project President and CEO, Gabrielle Kurlander, to advance All Stars' strategy to support the significant growth of the organization into a national leader in the afterschool arena.
Dallas' First Annual
Benefit Luncheon, Building Bridges Across Dallas was on Tuesday,
November 17th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. It was a wonderful celebration of Building
Bridges and how that creates hope and opportunity for young people growing
up in the poorest communities of Dallas.
The All Stars Project is proud to announce that in partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), we have been awarded the 2015 IACP and Cisco Community Policing Award from The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids.
The award rewards best practices in community policing by recognizing police organizations and community partners that are forging positive relationships to make communities safer. The NYPD and ASP/Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids earned the honor for cities worldwide having a population of greater than 250,000.
The NYPD and the All Stars Project will be recognized at the IACP Annual Conference Oct. 24-27, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
All Stars Project of the San Francisco Bay Area celebrated its 7th annual Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon on November 5 at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco.
This year's Benefit Luncheon raised a record-breaking $355,325 in new funds for afterschool development. Guests in the room, with more than 50% who were new to the All Stars community, were energized and inspired by the youth leaders and the growth of the programs this year. Twenty-two All Stars youth leaders hosted 225 guests from the Bay Area's business, civic, and philanthropic communities who came together to celebrate our 11 honorees for all that they have done to support the growth and development of our inner-city youth and poor communities.