Founded in 1981, All Stars Project (ASP) is a national nonprofit that uses a performance based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives.
We transform the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults.
Our vision is that by 2020, we will be recognized as America’s leader in Afterschool Development, a new way of engaging poverty.
All Stars’ vision of engaging as many poor youth as possible wherever they reside is as expansive as the imagination of each and every child that participates in the program.—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
The All Stars Project has transformed countless lives since it began over 37 years ago. That's because our impact reaches far beyond the inner-city neighborhoods of the youth we're here to help.
Ask our volunteers, partners and donors how they first heard about us. Chances are, it was through a friend or colleague whose life was enriched by All Stars. We’re driven to help inner-city youth. But the transformative power of performance doesn’t stop with them. It affects everyone it touches.
- 6 cities nationwide.
- 180 corporate partners.
- 53,799 youth and community members reached annually.
ASP is privately funded and supported by tens of thousands of individuals that have donated $120 million to our Afterschool Development programs and share their lives, expertise, and workplaces with some of our nation’s most disadvantaged young people.
All Stars Project of New Jersey board member who led the effort to successfully expand the Development School for Youth, to Jersey City in 2016. Dedicated to growing the programs in Newark, Jersey City and throughout New Jersey.
All Stars Project of Chicago board member and 2017 “New Leader for Afterschool Development”
National Board Member, dedicated to connecting inner-city youth to the business world, and believer in the power of performance.
We create free, outside of school programs for inner-city youth and their families, which help them to develop using performance as a tool on stage and in life.See all of our programs
In the All Stars Talent Show Network, young people perform in and produce hip-hop talent shows in their neighborhoods.
Young people learn to perform as professionals and they partner with business leaders who conduct development workshops and provide paid summer internships at their companies.
Every city in America should have an All Stars Project in their community. It takes courage to go places most Americans won’t go, to identify problems most people overlook.—Ras J. Baraka
Mayor, City of Newark
You can help
When you give a gift or your time, you give inner-city youth the tools they need to see new possibilities for their lives.