On the ground in Newark since 1999, the All Stars Project of New Jersey has touched the lives of more than 35,000 young people and ASP of NJ is leading and supporting a coming together of all segments of New Jersey civic society who are working to develop kids and communities. ASP of NJ City Leader is Shadae McDaniel.

The award-winning Development School for Youth (DSY) program is also available to the young people of Jersey City. For more information on the expansion of the Jersey City DSY, please contact Shadae McDaniel, City Leader, ASP of NJ at or (973)-856-6693.


New Jersey 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.

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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.

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Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids

Brings young people from poor communities together with police officers in performance workshops where they use improvisation and conversation to foster positive interactions between the police and inner-city youth and create a new kind of relationship.

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Our Local Board.

Derek DiRisio (Chair)

PSEG Services Corporation

David Barnett

Corsis LLC Technology Services

Christian Correa

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

Carolyn Dorfman

Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Alvester C. Garnett

Jazz Musician

Mariano Gutierrez


Michael Heningburg, Jr.

image Dermatology P.C.

Jeffrey Kronthal

KLS Diversified

Peter A. Langerman

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

Gerard McGraw

Fidelity Investments

Dominick J. Rizzo

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Robert T. Ross

Wells Fargo

John Saraceno, Jr.

Onyx Equities, LLC

Bob Skea

Discovery Data

Raymond Thek

Lowenstein Sandler PC

James Vincenti

Investors Bank

Glenroy Wason

RBC Capital Markets

Allison Williams

Newark Venture Partners

Steven W. Alesio (Emeritus)

Fellow, Harvard University

What you can do in New Jersey.


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