ASP of SF was launched in Oakland in 2002 and expanded into San Francisco in 2008. The All Stars has since reached thousands of young people across the San Francisco Bay Area, including East and West Oakland, Visitacion Valley, Bayview/Hunters Point, the Mission, Daly City, Fremont and San Jose. 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 SF Bay Area office is headquartered in the historic Flood Building in the heart of downtown San Francisco on Market Street, half a block from the Powell Street BART and MUNI stations.
The All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) gives young people ages 5-25 and of all talent levels the chance to produce and perform in hip-hop talent shows in their neighborhoods, and begin to create new possibilities for themselves and their communities. Prior to the talent show, young people participate in an audition and performance workshop. Recent talent shows were held at John O'Connell High School in the Mission; Everett Middle School in the Mission; Visitacion Valley Middle School; the Bayview Opera House and Thurgood Marshall High School in Bayview.
The Development School for Youth
"The Development School for Youth intern we sponsored at Advent Software last summer was challenged to learn new things and grow - and so were my colleagues and I. And it means a lot to me to bring my partner and children to an All Stars talent show where, together with the performers' families, we cheer the young people on. This is a new kind of diverse American community that supports the development of everyone involved. I'm all in!"-- Michelle Day, Director of Release Management, Advent Software, Inc.
ASP of SF Bay Area is 100% privately-funded, which guarantees our ability to provide the Bay Area's inner-city youth with innovative programming and development opportunities. Individual and corporate donors are active partners, often directly connecting with our young people.
The All Stars Project of the San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Committee of local business leaders and philanthropists are committed to inner-city youth development. This leadership committee fosters the growth of ASP of SF Bay Area through personal and corporate giving, reaching out to their networks to bring additional resources to the organization, leading fundraising initiatives and supporting the young people through direct program involvement. Members include Andrew S. Williamson , Partner, Cooley, LLP, ChairJim Day, Partner, Latham & Watkins Michelle Day, Director of Release Management, Advent SoftwareJim Greene, Principal, Jim Greene ConsultingDr. Carol Miller, Medical Director, University of California, San FranciscoBethany Nelson, Key Account Manager, the Guardian Life Insurance CompanyKathy Ringgold, Editor, Pixar Animation StudiosAvram Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, TM Financial ForensicsJulie Wagner, Executive Vice President, Fidelity National Title
The All Stars Project of the San Francisco Bay Area is located at 870 Market Street, Suite 841, San Francisco, CA 94102 ASP of SF Bay Area