District of Columbia Public Schools:
We work very closely with DC Public Schools (DCPS) to identify the schools in need of programming as we grow our work. DCPS also grants us access to some of their available student information to assist in our program evaluation efforts. We work with the Office of Out of School Time Programs (OSTP), which recently included ASAS in their successful application for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, which now funds our work at Hart. We also receive funding from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Diana Davis Spencer Foundation:
The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation operates as a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship and free enterprise by supporting healthcare, art, environment, and education sectors. Additionally, the organization provides grants in the field of public policy, global initiatives, and national security. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation was founded in 2008 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
Himan Brown Charitable Trust:
Himan Brown Charitable Trust is a New York-based charitable organization founded in the memory of the late radio personality, Himan Brown. The Trust’s generosity helped convene over 100 students and staff for our inaugural All-Star University last summer. This combined camp, allowed the mixed group to participate in what is typically four different summer initiatives: ASAS Washington DC’s CampUs; ASAS’ National Youth Advisory Board Summer Retreat; ASAS New Staff Orientation; and a Professional Development Retreat for our program team. The remaining award was used to support our We Are Ready (W.A.R) curriculum at Stuart and Hart Middle Schools for the current school year.
MetroPCS Communications, Inc.:
The leader in flat-rate, no annual contract and unlimited wireless service, is proud to partner with After-School All-Stars to empower local youth to succeed in school and in life. MetroPCS is committed to building stronger communities and believes that supporting youth – who are tomorrow’s leaders – is the key to building a brighter future. Through the second phase of a multi-year partnership, MetroPCS will help ASAS continue to expand its youth programming nationwide.
Mondelez International, Inc. is a global snacking powerhouse, creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries. The Mondelez International Foundation has partnered with ASAS to promote active, healthy lifestyles through health and nutrition programs, from healthy cooking an nutrition classes to fitness and urban gardening, in 12 national markets.
Best Buy Foundation:
With support from the Best Buy Foundation, After-School All-Stars is expanding its STEM programming to Washington DC. Students will be introduced to a wide range of technology-related career paths through weekly STEM classes and hands-on projects.
Thanks to the generosity of Pepco Holdings we are able to operate our signature Camp Hoop Heroes program in Washington, DC for 25 children from Stuart Hobson and Charles Hart Middle Schools. The program begins during Spring Break and continues with weekly meetups on Thursday evenings for six weeks, through the end of May.