After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Toledo has been fighting for families since day one. Toledo was once a thriving downtown area, until it suffered from urban sprawl, and left behind families with fewer opportunities for employment and resources. Families who lived locally were forced to search for employment elsewhere, which made it more difficult for parents to be home at an appropriate time to also pick up their children from school. The Toledo Public Schools Superintendent recognized the tremendous opportunity gap students in the downtown area faced and decided to partner with After-School All-Stars to provide comprehensive afterschool programs that would engage and support students’ academic and social-emotional needs. ASAS Toledo is primarily focused on keeping children safe and furthering their opportunities in life.
80%QUALIFY FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM
- Black/African American35%
- Asian American/Pacific Islander 1%
- Native American/Alaskan Native 1%
- 79% Program
- 12% Administration
- 9% Fundraising
Tracy Ensign came to After-School All-Stars Ohio as the Executive Director with over 20 years of professional experience in government and anti-poverty work. Prior to joining the ASAS team, Tracy served as the Assistant Director of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for the State of Ohio. Tracy implemented the first ever “Ohio’s Compassion Map”, quantifying the work of non-profits and their impact on the state’s economy. She has been a champion of hunger relief across the state, piloting the first ever Rural Meal Delivery program, which provides weekend meals to the Appalachian counties in southern Ohio. Tracy has an extensive list of successful collaborations with multiple agencies with the goal of educating and assisting low-income families. They include: Mom2B (fights infant mortality), Mom’s House (education assistance for single mothers), Coats for Kids, and COPE (educating parents with skills and knowledge for caring for premature babies). Tracy also worked with Serve Ohio, connecting volunteers to communities in need. During her time away from After-School All-Stars Ohio, Tracy enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, enjoying time with her family, supporting the Humane Society, and is an avid Buckeye fan!
- Governor’s Office of Faith-Based
and Community Initiatives