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.

On Wednesday, December 2nd, the All Stars Project will honor Kevin Kelley, CEO of Ironshore at the Learning from Leaders Luncheon, alongside Amy Doyle, EVP/Deputy General Manager at VH1 and Logo. This year, the Development School for Youth (DSY) leadership training program of the All Stars Project doubled in size in NYC, graduating 125 inner-city youth from the 3-month program and placing them in paid summer internships. With Kevin's leadership, Ironshore has been a key partner in making this expansion possible through volunteer involvement, sponsoring DSY interns, and providing valuable support for the program.

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.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings as Co-chair of the All Stars Project (ASP) of New Jersey Board of Directors. Mr. Cummings has been a supporter of the ASP of NJ since 2004 and through his leadership, Investors Bank has been a major financial supporter and a participant in the organization's Development School for Youth (DSY) since 2006.  Mr. Cummings has served on the board of ASP NJ since 2013 and will be joining Derek DiRisio, President, PSEG Services Corporation as co-chair, effective immediately.

Earlier this fall, eight alumni from the All Stars’ Youth Onstage! theatre program performed their original version of the Ancient Greek play Antigone at the Castillo Theatre, written by Sophocles in the year 441 BC, and directed by All Stars’ own Craig Pattison.  Antigone ran to packed houses, reaching more than 400 people over four performances, and brought a unique, youthful and relevant reimagining of the ancient myth to 42nd Street. 

Steven Pozycki, Founder and CEO of SJP Properties, visited the Scott Flamm Center on October 7th where All Stars President and CEO, Gabrielle Kurlander interviewed him along with 20 All Stars alumni. The All Stars Project will honor Mr. Pozycki at its 2015 New Jersey Benefit Dinner on November 19, 2015 entitled New Jersey Loves Its Youth: Big Builders for Young People alongside fellow honoree Gloria Strickland, City Leader of the All Stars Project of New Jersey. After the session, New Jersey Advisory Board member and President and COO of Hartz Mountain Industries Constantino “Gus” Milano hosted a reception with All Stars supporters and NJ Benefit sponsors to kick-off Mr. Pozycki’s dinner campaign.    

On Friday, August 21st, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) hosted a Building Bridges Breakfast for the All Stars Project of the San Francisco Bay Area at WeWork/Golden Gate. The well-attended breakfast introduced lead members of the Mid-Market and tech community to the All Stars and built momentum for this fall's Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon for which SVB is an Underwriting Partner. Guests had the opportunity to hear from Development School for Youth (DSY) alumni and partners, and learned how they can be involved in the program and sponsor the 2015 Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon, taking place on November 5th at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco.

On Thursday, August 13th, the All Stars Project of Chicago took part in the launch event for the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, expected to bring thousands of youth and a wide range of employers together at McCormick Place.

David Cherry, City Leader of ASP of Chicago, and of the Chicago branch of ASP's Development School for Youth (DSY), issued a call for the need to invest in development, saying: "There is a lot more to successful employment for inner-city kids than being offered an interview, or even a job. It is the path leading to that interview, to that starting job, that is most crucial to turning a job into a transformative experience - both for youth and employers....We must focus on development."

Mission Statement

We transform the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults.

Transforming Lives. Building Community.

In her monthly blog, President and CEO Gabrielle Kurlander shares her thoughts, reflections and insights as the All Stars Project continues to build the field of Afterschool Development as a new way of engaging poverty.  Read her full blog here.

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UX, the newest initiative of the All Stars Project, is a school of continuing development. It's free, open to people of all ages and educational backgrounds, has no grades and uses New York City as its campus. UX holds lectures, classes and workshops, and takes field trips to cultural, political, business, and educational institutions. Join us! MORE INFORMATION.




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