About Our Chapter
Like many cities, Toledo suffered from urban sprawl, leaving behind families with fewer opportunities for employment and resources. While many families still call Toledo home, parents often have to look for work outside of their neighborhood, which leads to children having limited options for the after-school hours before their parents return from work.
Tracy Ensign, Executive Director
Christopher O’Shaughnessy, Board Chair
After-School All-Stars Toledo
1500 N. Superior St. Suite 301
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 680-2821
88% Qualify for a Free or Discounted Lunch Program
51% Black/African American
2% Native American/American Indian
When I joined After-School All-Stars (ASAS) in 2014, I represented the sole member of our research and evaluation department. It was a great opportunity to craft a vision, and one that I greeted with excitement, but there was definitely anxiety as well.
ASAS OHIO SNAPSHOT
TOLEDO STUDENTS HELP THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY BY ORGANIZING A CLEAN-UP DAY
Tracy Ensign comes 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, providing 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!