Shadae McDaniel is the Vice President/City Leader of All Stars Project of New Jersey (ASP of NJ) and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She works closely with regional board members on advancing ASP of NJ’s strategic impact and oversees the planning and execution of all programming, operations, non-profit partnerships, and community-building activities. Shadae also partners with ASP’s VP/Development on carrying out local fundraising efforts and stewarding relationships with local board members and leading philanthropic partners. In addition, Shadae directs the Development School for Youth (DSY) nationally and provides leadership to the Development Coaching program.
Shadae was the City Leader of ASP of NJ from 2019–2020. She first met the All Stars when she attended an Afterschool Development Conference in 2015. Shortly thereafter, she was hired as a Senior Program Manager and promoted to Director of Youth Programs six months later. In each of these roles, Shadae has played a key role in growing ASP across the Garden State through the expansion of the DSY to Jersey City, the launch of Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids in partnership with Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Police Department, and other program initiatives. She also leads the Afterschool Development Working Group, which convenes community leaders, front-line practitioners, educators, innovators, and others to help advance the impact and influence of afterschool development across NJ.
Passionate about performance and a dancer for much of her life, Shadae spent the 15 years before she joined ASP working in the local, state, and federal non-profit sector. There, she provided innovative community-based education for thousands of young people and their families in underserved communities. Shadae is listed as one of ROI-NJ’s 2020 Influencers: People of Color and named by Newark Venture Partners as one of the 10 Bad Ass [Girl] Bosses of Brick City.
Shadae earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences at Howard University and a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University. She lives in West Orange with her husband and young daughter.