This summer, we are hiring 10 recent college graduates, or students graduating in the spring of 2015, for a competitive 8-week summer fellowship program in New York City that is designed to challenge them to be self-starters and make a difference - and along the way provide high-level training in community organizing, fundraising, nonprofit management and youth development at a major national nonprofit organization with an outside-the-box approach.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, 3/15 - request more information to apply today!
On Thursday, January 29th, Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, directed by Dr. Lenora Fulani and run in partnership with the NYPD, held a demonstration training workshop at the Apollo Theater in Harlem that involved 600 police officers and 600 community members.
NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, NYPD Community Affairs Bureau Chief Joanne Jaffe, Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson, and Ferguson activist, Reverend Dinah Tatman were among those in attendance at Thursday's program.
On December 16th, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae visited our 42nd Street headquarters to meet with young people and learn more about the All Stars. Youth shared their life-changing involvement in All Stars and let Lecrae known that his music supported their choice to be positive and move forward.
Lecrae posted a group photo of himself with our young people on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles - to a total of three million followers. "Stopped at NYC's All Stars Project to talk to some young people," he wrote. "I was brought out to inspire but left inspired."
On December 5th, Olympian Robert "Bob" Beamon was honored at our Learning from Leaders benefit luncheon for his commitment to the development of our nation's inner-city communities. The following morning, he visited our Newark Flamm Center to take a tour of the space and meet and speak with over a dozen young people.
Mr. Beamon made history at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games with a gold medal-winning long jump of 29 feet 2½ inches, shattering the world record by nearly two feet. He is also an active philanthropist, having organized the South Florida Inner-City Games for at-risk youths.
On Thursday, November 20, the All Stars Project of New Jersey (ASP NJ) honored Lisa J. Schultz, Managing Director, Co-Head Capital Markets, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), and the PSEG Foundation at its New Jersey LOVES Its Youth / All Stars LEADS in Afterschool annual benefit dinner at the Robert Treat Hotel.
The event raised over $600,000 for ASP NJ's free, performance-based youth development programs in Newark thanks to the leadership of its honorees. Darla Miles, WABC-TV reporter, hosted the evening's festivities, and 300 business and philanthropic leaders attended.
On Saturday, November 15th, hundreds of people came out to A. Philip Randolph High School in Harlem to support our young performers in the All Stars Talent Show Network's final show for 2014. Young people, families and supporters from all over the New York City-area attended the event, which drew 154 performers, 61 volunteers and 409 audience members.
The next ASTSN audition will be in February, 2015. Please contact Jamel Thigpen at 212-356-8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
On Tuesday, November 18th, the All Stars Project of Dallas celebrated One Year of Building Bridges, a cocktail benefit held in the Atrium of the Dallas Museum of Art. The event featured special guest speakers Jeanne Phillips, Ambassador, Hunt Consolidated, and David Chard, Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University, and highlighted the accomplishments of ASP's young people and its gracious supporters and donors.
For more information on One Year of Building Bridges, download the full sales packet here.
On November 5th, the Bay Area All Stars hosted its annual Partners with Youth benefit luncheon at the Palace Hotel. 250 business and philanthropic leaders joined over 20 youth hosts at the event, raising $265,000 for All Stars programs. ABC7 anchor Cheryl Jennings hosted, and fashion icon Wilkes Bashford, and Rose Lavandero and the team from TM Financial Forensics were honored.
The luncheon followed a busy and developmental fall for the Bay Area All Stars.