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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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Dax-Devlon Ross,
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 

4 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.

ALL-STAR  ZURI A. SHOWCASING HER LIGHTS ON  AFTER SCHOOL LIGHTBULB DESCRIBING WHY SHE LOVES AFTER-SCHOOL WITH PROGRAM LEADER RICH.

LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHT

Dax-Devlon Ross
New York Executive Director

Dax-Devlon Ross has led a career as an educator, non-profit executive, equity consultant and journalist. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University, he joined New York City Teaching Fellows where he taught in middle and high schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He later helped lead the national training and replication team at the posse Foundation, one of the country’s foremost college access organizations. During his tenure at Bank Street College of Education. he managed the school’s partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, designing and facilitating curriculum for thousands of Americorps VISTA members.

Dax is currently the Northeast Regional Executive Director of After-School All-Stars, a comprehensive youth development organization that serves over 70,000 students in low income communities across the country. In 2014, Dax launched the New York City and New Jersey chapters of the organization. Under his leadership, the chapter budgets grew tenfold allowing him to build a team of 60 full and part-time program, development and operations staff serving more than 1,500 students. in 2016, his role expanded to the entire northeast region and managing its $7MM operating budget. He now leads growth strategy, advocacy, partnership development and direct management of all chapter executive directors and the more than 200 staff who roll up with them.

For over a decade, Dax’s consulting practice has focused on developing disruptive strategies to generate equity in workplaces and education spaces alike. Dax’s clients have included: The Anti-Defamation League, The New World Foundation, The Passe Foundation, The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (Washington, DC), iMentor, Friendship Charter Academy, Pace University, City College of New York, New York University, Bard College, Kean University and the Fund II Foundation.

Dax is the author of five books and his journalism has been featured in Time, The New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review and other national publications. He was the winner of the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2015 Investigative Reporting Award for his coverage of jury exclusion in North Carolina courts. He is currently a reporter with the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and a member of the prestigious Coro Leadership New York network.

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