Our Chapters

Washington, D.C.

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Washington, D.C. has played a monumental part in the safety and education of students in areas of the city that are particularly considered to be disadvantaged and under resourced. Research shows that the most dangerous part of the day is between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., which is why ASAS DC fights to provide free, advanced afterschool programming for all middle school students; some programs include: drone engineering, robotics, healthy cooking, yoga, and music production. Our hope is that children will never have to worry about their safety but will fully be able to focus on expanding their capacity in a safe and welcoming environment. After-School All-Stars DC is proud to serve the students of this diverse and vibrant community, and as we grow and build relationships throughout DC, our hope is to bring these opportunities to every middle school student within the district.

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  • 7
  • 91%


  • Black/African American82%
  • Hispanic/Latinx13%
  • White4%
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander 1%


  • Government43%
  • Foundation41%
  • Corporate7%
  • Event5%
  • Individual3%
  • Other 1%


  • 83% Program
  • 15% Administration
  • 2% Fundraising


Daniela Grigoni

Executive Director

Brendan Whitsitt

Board Chair

Daniela Grigoni

Executive Director



Daniela Grigoni has been a part of the After-School All-Stars family in D.C. for the past three years. She is most passionate about leveling the playing field for children who are not offered the same resources and opportunities as others. She has 18 years of experience in education within the District of Columbia Public School system and 9 years in the afterschool field managing non-profit partnerships. Along with leading the DC Chapter, Daniela continues her advocacy work to raise awareness of after-school needs for young students, and the need for adequate funding to serve all the students who would benefit from quality, comprehensive after-school programming in DC.


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  • Office of the State Superintendent for Education
  • District of Columbia Government
  • himan brown
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