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LOCAL STORY: ENGAGEMENT MATTERS

Dual Language Middle School and After-School All-Stars are strengthening the connection between home and school through engagement.

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April Gariepy,
Executive Director
 

Michael Schmidt,
Board Chair

August DiRenzo,
Honorary Board Chair

After-School All-Stars New York
81 Prospect Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201 

Phone: (908) 601-1285 

5 Schools

1, 019 Students

88% Qualify for a Free or Discounted  Lunch Program

 

Demographics:

42% African American

26% Asian

32% Latino/a

 

 “After-School All-Stars has changed me for the better for many reasons…” – Rhece

In 7th grade, I joined All-Stars with the classes: Power Hour and Sports as a Hook. Power hour is where I would get my homework done and once we were finished, we would do something productive like reading or working on another assignment. 

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ALL-STAR ZAPPHIRE EXPLORES FUN WAYS TO STAY ACTIVE IN HER GOGIRLGO! CLASS. SHE HAS MADE INCREMENTAL STRIDES IN HER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS WELL AS MARKED PROGRESS IN CHOOSING HEALTHIER FOOD OPTIONS.

LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHT

April Gariepy
New York Executive Director

April Gariepy has led a mission-driven career with over 15 years of demonstrated success executing innovative and creative programs, systems, and communications strategies in the nonprofit and government sectors. April is currently the Executive Director of the New York chapter of After-School All-Stars.

Between 2015 and 2018, April designed and led District-Charter Partnerships for the NYC Department of Education under the City’s Equity & Excellence agenda. April also has extensive experience in a broad range of human capital and workforce management functions, working with Achievement First, Newark Public Schools, the Louisiana State Department of Education, and the NYC Department of Education’s Division of Human Resources and Talent. During the 2011-12 school year April served as Director of Strategy and Planning for La Cima Elementary Charter School, where she helped make a dream playground reality for more than 900 students sharing a co-located school building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. In her early career, April worked for the ACLU’s National Office in communications and branding capacities.

April completed the Coro Leadership NY program in 2017, earned a Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals Certificate from Columbia Business School in 2015, was a Chancellor’s Fellow at the NYCDOE in 2011, and was a National Urban Fellow in the Class of 2006. April holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch’s School of Public Affairs and a BA in Communications Studies from Bridgewater State College. 

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