Arts, Culture, and Humanities

All Stars Project, Inc.

aka All Stars

New York, NY


The All Stars Project, Inc. is a privately funded national nonprofit organization founded in 1981. As a leader in the field of Afterschool Development, a new way of engaging poverty, our mission is to transform the lives of youth and poor communities, using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults.

From engaging young people with corporate America through its Development School for Youth (DSY), to the All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN), to building better police-community relations through Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, the All Stars Project has seen the power of performance change lives. ASP involves over 20,000 young people every year in its afterschool programs in six cities across the country.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Gabrielle Kurlander

Main Address

543 West 42nd St

New York, NY 10036 USA


youth, violence, inner-city, youth development, culture, All Stars, theater, theatre, performing, performance, supplementary education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

All Stars Project has focused its 37-year history of impact on building the field of Afterschool Development. Young people spend 80% of their time outside the classroom, and we believe that all young people deserve high-quality, free activities they can participate in during those outside-of-school hours. All Stars has demonstrated that Afterschool Development addresses the lack of exposure and opportunity that youth in poor areas face. Afterschool Development gives young people the chance to "perform in new contexts" and interact with people from different communities that help them expand their view of the world and their capacity to navigate and shape that world. Over the last three decades, we have discovered the centrality of development in empowering the poor community.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN)

Development School for Youth (DSY)

Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids

Castillo Theatre

Youth Onstage!


Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of clients placed in internships

Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years),

Young Adults (20-25 years) ,


Related program

Development School for Youth (DSY)

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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Our mission is to transform the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. As our impact grows, our vision is, by 2020, to 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 and believe it is the best way to bring young people growing up in poor communities into the mainstream. Our programs connect inner-city youth to opportunities, to the world of success, to the business community and to performance on and offstage, sparking their desire to learn and grow.

Each year, the All Stars Project involves more than 20,000 inner-city young people in Afterschool Development programs that give them the opportunity to grow and participate in the world in new ways. We do this by connecting inner-city youth with arts, business, policing and community partners through our various initiatives.

ASP is headquartered in New York City on West 42nd Street in a 31,000-square-foot performing arts and development complex and in 2013 opened the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development, a 9,000-square-foot performing arts and development center in Newark, NJ. With operations in 6 cities, All Stars involves 20,000 youth and their families in our innovative programs: All Stars Talent Show Network, Development School for Youth, Operation Conversation: Cops and Kids, Youth Onstage!, UX and the Castillo Theatre.

ASP has a rigorous program review process with quarterly and annual benchmarks (both qualitative and quantitative) for success. We measure community outreach, program participants, number of students who attend workshops and participate in our free programs, and receive survey data from our student body. The Development School for Youth tracks attendance (100% attendance is required during the leadership training component), group feedback component from every workshop, and surveys/evaluations are filled out by every program participant and corporate sponsor. ASP is also collaborating with the Center on Research & Evaluation (CORE), based at Southern Methodist University's Simmons School of Education, on an evaluation project that is creating new quantitative and qualitative tools measure the impact of Afterschool Development programs on young people.

We have transformed from a grassroots, volunteer-run effort into a national model for engaging poverty through Afterschool Development and community organizing. However, we are always striving to grow and improve. We are working to grow the recognition and impact of the field of Afterschool Development, and to reach more inner-city youth and families with our programs. We continue to explore the ways in which innovation and technology can enhance our work to support youth and build communities.

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All Stars Project, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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