Founded in 1981, All Stars Project (ASP) is a 501(c)3 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.
Through the developmental power of performance we transform the lives of youth from poor and underserved communities in partnership with caring adults, giving everyone the opportunity to grow.
All Stars Project is on the forefront of building community by bridging racial, economic and social divisions to develop a caring 21st Century America.
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All Stars teaches young people to develop themselves through performance theory by pretending to do things they never imagined possible.—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
The All Stars Project has transformed countless lives since it began over 38 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 $130 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.
A Vice Chair of the All Stars Project of Chicago Board. Catherine is a champion for Chicago’s inner-city youth and one of the Founding 50 families helping to establish a new Center for Afterschool Development in the heart of downtown.
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
All Stars Talent Show Network
In the All Stars Talent Show Network, young people perform in and produce hip-hop talent shows in their neighborhoods.
Development School for Youth
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.
Help us keep afterschool development programs free for thousands of people across the country.Donate
There are many ways to get involved. Let's find the role that's right for you.Learn more