Helping the Poor to Grow: A Special Report on Solving the Poverty Crisis in America
By: Lenora B. Fulani, Ph.D.
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.
Creating a more developmental future for our country and our world.
People in America and across the globe that are working in education, afterschool, youth development and learning are questioning some of their most closely held beliefs and are creating new methodologies. In this short video, All Stars Project co-founder, the late Dr. Fred Newman and other champions of Afterschool Development discuss major paradigm shifts that are happening in our world today.
Leaders in the spotlight.
“There needs to be a fundamental shift away from remedial approaches to afterschool programs to a focus on development and exposing youth to people and experiences beyond their everyday lives.”
“Poor children fail in school because they are culturally, emotionally and experientially underdeveloped. If kids are underdeveloped, they do not become learners.”
“Development is the capacity of human beings, young and old, to make life choices that allow them to grow and to shape their circumstances.”
Afterschool Development Initiatives.
ASP of NJ Afterschool Development Conference Highlights Importance of Afterschool
On Thursday, June 23, the All Stars Project of New Jersey hosted the third annual Afterschool Development Conference at the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development. 117 afterschool leaders and practitioners, representing 60 organizations in greater Newark and Jersey City participated in the day-long event.
All Stars Project of Chicago announces Center for Afterschool Development Campaign at Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon
On June 16, All Stars Project of Chicago announced the launch of a brand-new, $13 million campaign to build a Center for Afterschool Development in Chicago during its annual Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon.
ASP Receives 2016 Simmons Luminary Award for Transformative Work with Inner-City Youth
On January 21, President and CEO Gabrielle Kurlander traveled to Dallas, Texas with a team of All Stars Project staff members and champions to accept the 2016 Simmons Luminary Award from the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University (SMU).
Afterschool Development Archive.
A repository of white papers, conference reports, independent research and more.