asas washington dc Staff
Daniela Grigioni is the Executive Director for After-School All-Stars Washington, DC. She joined ASAS DC in December 2015, after working 8 years in DC Public Schools (DCPS) as the Interim Co-Director of the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) and the manager of External Relations for Afterschool. In these positions, Ms. Grigioni worked tirelessly to create and manage over 300 partnerships between schools and out of school time service providers in the District. Respected by many in the education and non-profit circles, Ms. Grigioni's work ensured that underserved schools received partner services working towards closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for many DC students.
Under Ms. Grigioni's leadership, ASAS DC has grown from providing services to two middle schools to providing services to seven middle schools in SY18. By focusing her determination and passion for providing opportunities to low-income students towards pursuing partnerships and relationships for ASAS, with the intention to expand services to additional Title I schools. Her greatest joy is being able to see effective programs in action and to connect with the students who are impacted by her work and is the happiest when visiting the ASAS DC school sites. Her zeal for student progress is echoed throughout her work and the work of her team as she fosters an encouraging and inspiring culture. She has a passion for providing services that will help students level the playing field through school and beyond, as she strongly believes that providing disadvantaged youth with the right academic tools and enrichment opportunities is a matter of social justice.
Grant Elliott is ASAS DC's Program Director and oversees the development of each program site. Having previously taught Middle School Students in both Chicago and Washington, DC; Grant has spent the last 9 years in DC focusing on providing engaging academic and enrichment opportunities for at-risk youth in the afterschool space. He brings passion to his staff, hope to the students he works with, and empowers both groups to strive to be their best.
Grant received his degree in Secondary Education and History from Northeastern Illinois University.
Operations & Grant Manager
Tanna Abraham is the Operations & Grant Manager for After-School All-Stars' Washington DC Chapter. She joined ASAS DC in 2015 as a Program Leader at the chapter's flagship site, Stuart-Hobson Middle School on Capitol Hill. She quickly rose to a leadership role, and in 2016 she became the school's Site Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of day-to-day programming. Since Tanna joined ASAS DC, the chapter has grown from programming in one school to seven, and Tanna now serves at the Operations and Grant Manager overseeing operations and managing program partners for the chapter.
Tanna is motivated by her desire to close the opportunity gap in low-income communities and provide quality programming for all students. She is passionate about creating community partnerships in the DMV and collaborating to help advance youth development. Tanna received her degree in General Education from Nyack College. She was born in Roseau, Dominica and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; she prides herself on being an "island girl." In her spare time, Tanna enjoys playing golf, watching movies, and spending time with her amazing son.
Evroy Marrett, born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and a native of Orlando, Florida is a dynamic leader and expert in the Youth Development field. He currently serves as the Program Manager at After-School All-Stars, Washington DC chapter, and works part time as a job readiness instructor with Prince Georges Community College. Mr. Marrett has close to 10 years of Youth Development experience and a background in customer service. In addition to this, Mr. Marrett attended the University of Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism and also completed a Fellowship Certificate Program with the Center for Excellence in Youth Development and the University of the District of Columbia.
Evroy began his career in the service industry and transitioned to the non-profit sector shortly after graduating college. His previous experiences include a Practicum with Hilton Conference Center, professional experience with the J.W. Marriott, an internship with Frontline Outreach Ministries, which is a youth serving organization, and a year of service with AmeriCorps.
Mr. Marrett has first-hand experience implementing high quality youth programs and is passionate about engaging youth, empowering communities, and creating a "parallel continuum" where youth and their families have shared learning paths. Mr. Marrett has extensive experience in grants management and proposals, financial management, partnership cultivation, capacity building, and customer service. He believes that cultivating meaningful community relationships creates trust and empowers youth and their families to be self-sufficient.
Mr. Marrett is a certified trainer with the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. He's completed multiple trainings including, but not limited to, Applying Behavior Principles with the University of Houston System, Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms with the Relay Graduate School of Education, and Advancing Youth Development (AYD) 30-hour course with the Center for Excellence in Youth Development. He enjoys listening to music, traveling, reading, playing basketball, disc golf, patronizing restaurants, and staying in-tune with urban culture during his spare time. Evroy lives in Bowie, Maryland with his wife Jemima and newborn baby Aiden.
Development and Marketing Manager
Patrick Giblin is the Development and Marketing Manager for After-School All-Stars Washington DC. Patrick joined ASAS DC in April 2018, after working as a Program Associate for InterAction, a non-profit membership organization made up of internationally focused NGOs. In his previous role Patrick co-managed member recruitment and retention, and he has a proven record of event fundraising through his experience selling exhibit tables and sponsorship packages at his last organization's annual conference. At ASAS DC Patrick is responsible for providing support on grant writing, foundation research, general fundraising, and board engagement, in addition to managing the chapter's social media channels and long-term marketing goals. Patrick directly supports Daniela Grigioni, the Executive Director of the DC Chapter.
A native of Montgomery County Maryland, Patrick is extremely passionate about issues facing the DMV area. Patrick has a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Charleston, where he majored in International Studies with a concentration in Africa. In his spare time you can find him enjoying a show at the 9:30 club or U Street Music Hall, cheering on one of the DC professional sports teams, or spending time with his friends and family.