Academic Partners

One of the things that resonates with me is the All Stars’ view that schools won’t or can’t entirely change the calculus for young people without community and individual development. As educators, we need to create places where we can give outside of school more credibility, so that more professionals can see themselves in roles that would advance the field of Afterschool Development. I would also love for every university to be teaching this [All Stars Project’s] development approach, which would be of great value to people looking for ways to belong and connect. David J. Chard, Ph.D. | Dean ad interim of Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and a member of the ASP’s Board of Directors.

David J. Chard, Ph.D., Dean ad interim of Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Development matters: positively impacting how youth learn and grow

We were honored to be joined by Dr. Chard at the Afterschool Development Conference held at the Scott Flamm Center in Newark in June. The conference brought together dozens of young people, business leaders, academics, Afterschool Development Working Group (ADWG) members and other community and non-profit leaders in New Jersey. In his keynote, Dr. Chard made a strong and passionate case for the value of afterschool development and the importance of being part of a “risk-taking movement.”

Special Video Report: A New Conversation About Poverty

All Stars Afterschool Development Approach Lauded as Effective Way to Engage Poverty Featuring remarks by leading poverty researcher, Dr. Kathryn Edin The All Stars Project is proud to announce the release of a new special video report entitled “A New Conversation about Poverty.”  The report features Kathryn Edin, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Public Policy […]

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A New Conversation about Evaluation

  • ASP partners with Southern Methodist University Center on Research and Evaluation

    All Stars is proud to be working with our partners at Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Center of Research and Evaluation (CORE) to create a platform for innovation as we continue to build the Afterschool Development movement! Visit the following link ( to read a recently published article in Education Week, “Nontraditional After-School Program Developing Metric to Measure Success”, which features segments from interviews with ASP President and CEO Gabrielle Kurlander and Annie Wright, director of evaluation at CORE who is working with All Stars to develop a new tool to measure the impact and success of our programs and approach.

Technology Enhanced Solutions

  • ASP partners with Stanford Technology and Poverty Lab

    Through our partnership with ASP of SF Bay Area Board Member Dr. David Grusky, Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, All Stars has been brought in on the ground floor of the new Technology and Poverty Lab at Stanford’s Center on Poverty and Inequality that is engaging Stanford faculty and students, Silicon Valley leaders and major philanthropic players in developing technology-enhanced solutions to poverty and inequality.

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