asas washington dc Staff
Executive Director, ASAS Washington DC
Daniela Grigioni began working as the Executive Director of After-School All-Stars DC in December 2015, after 22 years in the DC Public School system.
She started at DCPS in 1994 in the Office of Bilingual Education working with bilingual population.
In 1998 she became the project manager of a five-year systemwide federal grant, PRIME DC, which provided math instruction and parental involvement activities in up to 11 District schools with large ELL population.
In 2006, Daniela became the project manager and compliance officer at Education Strengthens Families Public Charter School (ESF), now renamed Briya PCS. After moving on in 2008, Daniela kept on serving on the Briya’s Board of Trustees for six years, until November 2014.
In 2008, Daniela joined DCPS central office as a project manager in the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP), with the task of building and managing partnerships for afterschool services. Daniela then went on to serve as the interim co-director of the office from 2012 to 2014, while continuing to build partnerships and connections between program partners, schools, DCPS central office and other city agencies.
Daniela was born in Rome, Italy. She holds a medical degree from Sacred Heart Catholic University in Rome and came to the United States with her family in 1989.
Program Manager, ASAS Washington DC
Bryant Brown began working at After-School All-Stars DC in September 2015 and now serves as Program Manager to five schools. Prior to joining ASAS DC, Bryant was an Education Director, at the FBR Branch of for Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Bryant’s additional work experience includes directing and leading early childhood programs with grassroots nonprofits such as Everybody Wins! and AmeriCorps. After graduating from Howard University, Bryant moved back to his home state where he taught 7th grade math New Orleans, LA.
Bryant Brown attended Howard University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government.
Fundraising and Staff Assistant, ASAS Washington DC
Brittany joined the After-School All-Stars DC team in September 2016 as the Fundraising and Staff Assistant. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with her B.S. in Cultural Anthropology, B.A. in Human Rights and minors in Gender Studies and Nonprofit Management. 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 helping with the implementation of the overall strategy of the chapter.
Prior to joining ASAS DC, Brittany held a variety of internship positions in Dallas, TX including Family Service Case Management at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center; Social Media and Marketing Manager at New Friends New Life, and Archeology excavation assistant at Pot Creek Pueblo in New Mexico. Brittany is extremely excited to be a part of the After-School All-Stars team and is dedicated to seeing all youth unlock their potential and have equal opportunities at success.
Site Coordinator, Charles Hart Middle School
Tierra began working with the After-School All-Stars DC team in January 2015 and now serves at the Program Coordinator/ Data-Specialist. 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 spends a lot of her time providing free enriching activities for the 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.