Nearly a thousand people came out to DeWitt Clinton High School to support our young people for our first All Stars Talent Show at the end of February. The show featured 206 performers, 58 volunteers and 695 cheering families, friends and community-members in the audience.
The All Stars Project of Bridgeport (ASPB) celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a cross-generational, multi-racial performance of Have You Ever Seen A Dream Rapping? at the historic Klein Memorial Auditorium. A diverse cast of 50 young people and adults paid tribute to Dr. King through song, dance, rap and spoken word. Mayor Bill Finch stopped by and spoke about the All Stars and the importance of developmental after-school opportunities.
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 final deadline to apply is Sunday, 3/29 - 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 email@example.com for additional information.