Afterschool Development.

A new way of engaging poverty.

All Stars Project founders questioned many of the standard assumptions about learning and human development, and we have spent the last three decades creating both a practice and a science, putting us on the cutting edge of breakthroughs in these fields. We believe that development — the capacity of human beings to continuously create and recreate their lives — is necessary to re-initiate learning. For this reason, it is critical that we dedicate afterschool time to re-initiating and re-invigorating growth in young people’s lives.

The All Stars Project is excited to launch Play it Forward, a quarterly newsletter for the Afterschool Development movement across America. Play it Forward provides a forum for exploring the latest and most innovative thinking and practices in the field and lets you know how you can become involved.

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Afterschool Development Initiatives.

All Stars Project and Southern Methodist University partners are building the Afterschool Development movement!

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.

All Stars Project of Chicago campaign to establish a Center for Afterschool Development

Last summer, All Stars Project launched a transformational campaign to establish a Center for Afterschool Development in downtown Chicago, which is a new vision to engage Chicago’s history of divisions and inequality, and will give youth from poor and isolated communities on the South and West sides a premier downtown destination to connect with the civic, cultural and professional life of their city.

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.

Afterschool Development Archive.

A repository of white papers, conference reports, independent research and more.

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