Our bold vision.

By 2020, we will be recognized as America’s thought and action leader in Afterschool Development, a new way of engaging poverty.

At the All Stars Project, we champion Afterschool Development. We believe afterschool is the best way to bring young people growing up in poor communities into the mainstream. They start to connect to opportunities, to the world of success, to the business community and all sorts of things that are very far from where they come from, sparking their desire to learn and grow.

At All Stars we are not involved in knowledge production. We are engaging development. We are offering development as a supplement to the education process. —Dr. Fred Newman
All Stars Project Co-founder

Afterschool Development as a new way of engaging poverty.

We are redefining what afterschool is and how to measure its success.  We have created an innovative approach to afterschool, which is distinct from school, and embraces development through performance, which enables youth to recreate their own lives with a new vision and new tools — which in turn can change our society.

Learn more about how we are building the field of Afterschool Development.
  • Integrity and trust.

  • Partnership with the poor.

  • Building community.

  • Radically inclusive.

  • Imagining possibility.

  • Improving the world.

Our Values

Establishing All Stars’ third Center for Afterschool Development in Chicago.

All Stars Project has 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. The Center will connect young people from the South and West sides to the civic, cultural and professional life of their city, where they partner with caring business professionals, artists, and educators.

Modeled after All Stars Project Centers in NYC (Times Square, West 42nd Street) and Newark, New Jersey (downtown arts district) the All Stars Project of Chicago’s Center for Afterschool Development will be a hub of innovation and collaboration in the Loop through which we will expand our unique performance-based afterschool programs and provide a home for the city’s growing afterschool movement.

Chicago desperately needs an All Stars Center for Afterschool Development - a physical space, centrally located downtown, where kids from across the city can travel and interact with business professionals and people from outside their neighborhoods. —Greg Mutz, Chairman and CEO, AMLI Residential

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