On Tuesday, September 30th, the All Stars Project held our annual Phyllis Hyman Phat Friends & Young Leaders for Change Awards Ceremony at MetLife. All Stars was proud to honor adults from NYC communities who are supporting the growth and development of young people and our youth leaders who have made building our programs a priority in their lives and communities.
On September 20, over 250 attended Opening Day of UX, All Stars' free school of continuing development for people of all ages. This semester, UX is introducing several new courses designed to examine the history and politics of the city, the country and the world. For more information on UX or to register for fall classes, visit: www.allstars.org/UX.
On Thursday, August 7, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka swore in DSY Alumna Lucy Lopez as Newark's first-ever Youth Mayor at the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development. ASP of NJ City Leader Gloria Strickland hosted the event with more than 100 business, youth and community leaders in attendance.
Mayor Baraka created the Youth Mayor position shortly after taking office to involve the young people of Newark in the ongoing development of the City.
On July 15, 600 NYPD officers and over 450 All Stars community members attended an Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids Demonstration Workshop at the Apollo Theater. The workshop was directed by ASP co-founder Dr. Lenora Fulani and featured 6 police officers and 6 inner-city youth performing together using improv and skits, which created the environment for them to have tough conversations designed to build their relationship.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton attended and made remarks at the beginning of the program.
This June was a month of All Stars Talent Shows around the country! In addition to our first-ever show in Bridgeport, CT the All Stars held talent shows in the South Bronx, Newark, San Francisco, and Dallas! More than 250 young people performed nationwide to hundreds of community members, volunteers and donors who came out to support them!
On Thursday, June 19, the All Stars Project of Chicago hosted its annual Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon at the Union League Club, honoring AMLI Residential, Brian Cave LLP, and Grant Thornton LLP. The event, which raised $425,000, had more than 300 business professionals and philanthropists, young people, and All Stars volunteers in attendance.
On Thursday, June 26, the All Stars Project of New Jersey and the Institute for Afterschool Development hosted Afterschool: Growth! at the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This one-day conference brought together 80 leaders and pracitioners from over 50 organizations for a grassroots conversation about how afterschool helps youth to grow - and how we can grow the afterschool movement in Newark and across New Jersey.
The Donut Play (A Love Story in 24 Conversations), written by Castillo Theatre Artistic Director Dan Friedman, ended its run at Castillo on June 22. Set in a local donut shop, it chronicles the lives of young, working class New Yorkers as they let go of society's expectations and discover new, positive ways to live and support each other.