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 pater services working towards closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for many DC Student.
Under Mr. Grigioni's leadership, ASAS DC has grown from providing services to two middle schools to providing services to seven middle schools in SY17. 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.
Fundraising and Staff Assistant
Brittany joined the After-School All-Stars DC team in September 2016 as the Fundraising and Staff Assistant. Brittany received her degree from Southern Methodist University with her B.S. in Cultural Anthropology, B.A. in Human Rights, and minors in Gender Studies, Nonprofit Management, and Sociology. As the Fundraising and Staff Assistant of the Washington DC chapter, Brittany’s roles include working closely with the Executive Director to raise funds and awareness by cultivating new corporate, foundation, and individual relationships; organizing fundraising events; and assisting with the implementation of the overall strategy of the chapter.
Brittany loves being a part of the All-Star team and is dedicated to seeing all youth unlock their potential and have equal opportunities at success.
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.
Tierra Stewart is the Program Manager for Ward 8 programming and is overseeing the expansion into Ward 8 middle schools. Stewart is a paragon of focus and determination. Coming into her fourth year at ASAS, she has quickly risen through the ranks and has inspired each member of the staff and each student she comes into contact with. Her work ethic is dwarfed only by her immense empathy for her students and it is the empathy that makes her highly regarded in the schools and the surrounding Ward 8 community.
Prior to joining ASAS, Tierra acted as a Community Organizer where she orchestrated numerous community events raising awareness on social justice and fundraising to provide resources for homeless youth in Columbus, Ohio. Her keen leadership at this time earned her recognition from Representative Anne Gonzales of the Ohio House of Representatives as one of Ohio’s finest young citizens and future leader of tomorrow.
Tierra attended Ohio University and received her B.S in Political Science. In her spare time, Tierra prides herself in advocating for the Ward 8 communities and providing free enriching activities for youth, helping to raise social awareness through art based workshops. Tierra is passionate about being a part of the solutions in closing the achievement gap and helping to provide platforms for the future leaders of tomorrow.
Site Coordinator, Stuart Hobson MS
Since 2016, Tanna has served as the After-School All-Stars Site Coordinator at Stuart-Hobson Middle School, where she has become an irreplaceable member of the Stuart-Hobson community. Tanna is motivated by her desire to close the opportunity gap for low-income communities and provide quality programming for all students. She is passionate about creating community partnerships in Washington, DC and collaborating to help advance youth development. Tanna received her degree in General Education from Nyack College.
Tanna was born in Roseau, Dominica and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; she prides herself on being an "island girl". In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, watching movies, and spending time with her amazing son.
Site Coordinator, Cesar Chavez Prep PCS
Yoel has been an official member of the ASAS DC team since March 2016. He was first introduced to ASAS DC in 2013 as a volunteer at Hoop Heroes, a mentoring and leadership basketball camp held at Stuart Hobson Middle School. After volunteering, the opportunity presented itself to work with ASAS in an official compacity and he has been a part of our team ever since!
Yoel graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology. his post college career included working as a Pharmacy Technician with the hopes of pursuing a career as a pharmacist. That quickly changed as the desire to make a positive impact on today's youth became a priority. He enjoys volunteering at his local church in Beltsville, MD, playing any and every sport, and prides himself of becoming a better youth advocate.