ASP of Chicago was launched in 2007 under the direction of longtime community organizer David Cherry and has since reached thousands of young people in Englewood, Gage Park, Roseland, Woodlawn and other neighborhoods throughout the South and West Sides. By using performance as a tool for growth, All Stars provides young people the opportunity to develop as learners and performers, onstage and off.
ASP of Chicago's office is located in the historic Monadnock Building in the Loop and serves as the hub of activity for our programs.
DSY's leading partners in Chicago include Latham & Watkins, Dun & Bradstreet, Nuveen Investments, Equity Residential, MetLife, Winston & Strawn, Grant Thornton and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. These and other organizations sponsor program graduates in paid summer internships.
"It is critical that those working on behalf of youth find ways to bring them into and connect them with the fullness and complexity of the adult world. All Stars Project is addressing this in unique and interesting ways and deserves our full support." -- Robert Halpern, Director of the Doctoral Program and Chair of the Research Council, Erikson Institute.
Donor Support and Leadership- ASP of Chicago is 100% privately-funded, which guarantees our ability to provide Chicago's inner-city youth with innovative programming and development opportunities. Individual and corporate donors are active partners, often directly connecting with our young people. In 2010, a leadership pledge from the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation helped launch a three-year expansion campaign.
ASP of Chicago's Advisory Committee is a group of local business leaders and philanthropists who are committed to inner-city youth development.
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The ASP of Chicago is located at 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1135, Chicago, IL 60604
ASP of Chicago
David Cherry, Director
Julie Lenner, Director of Development
Tiffany Jones, Program Manager