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.
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 (http://bit.ly/2nP0NFL) 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.
Advocates for Afterschool Development
Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
President, Wheelock College
Director of Evaluation, Southern Methodist University’s Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of Linguistics, University of Maryland
Afterschool Development Archive.
A repository of white papers, conference reports, independent research and more.