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About Our Chapter


After-School All-Stars is one of the country’s largest nonprofit organizations working to close the opportunity gap for low-income youth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. Founded in 2013, our chapter reaches nearly 500 students at 6 sites across the Washington metropolitan area.

2023 ASAS DC Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday (and throughout the giving season), we’re inviting you to help improve the lives of our students. Give today to support our All-Stars!

Choose one student, choose hope.

DC Spring Fundraiser

Field Day Fundraiser

Registration and sponsorship opportunities for our spring fundraiser are now live! This year, it’s all about competition as we “Play with a Purpose” and host a Field Day Fundraiser. We’re calling all companies to sponsor a team and join in the fun!


Companies compete alongside middle school All-Stars to take home the prize. Full team sponsorships start at $2,500 (food, a drink, and t-shirts will be included.) Mark your calendars for May 15 (5 – 8pm), and register today!

Read Our April Newsletter

In our latest newsletter, we invite you to “Play with a Purpose,” share details about our Climate Change Makers workshop, and announce the launch of the Mobile Flight Lab Expansion Program! ✈️

View the full newsletter

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2022-23 ASASDC 21CCLC Summary

Grant Impact Highlighted in Evaluation Report

We’re pleased to share our executive summary and key findings for the final year of ASAS DC’s three-year 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. These findings are provided as part of an external evaluation from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Black History Month Cook-off Celebration

We recently held our Black History Month Cook-Off Celebration at Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C. Our middle school students showcased their culinary skills, cooking soul food and African dishes, and expert judges (experienced chefs in the industry) assessed students on meal preparation, creative attire, and teamwork.

The Hart Dancers delivered a captivating performance during the event, and all 27 participating students received a cookbook, gift bags, and a certificate.

Special thanks to our judges: Sean Adams (Cooking Teacher Artist from EYL 365 Project), Stephon Burgess, Cheron Reed Burns of Rx Catering – DC Metro, and Christopher Kambou of Grazie Nonna Restaurant!

•Stuart-Hobson Middle School (prize: griddle)
•Leckie Education Campus (Prize: $100 Safeway gift card)
•Hart Middle School (prize: kitchen utensils set)
•Johnson Middle School (prize: cutting boards and apron)

Thank You!

We want to express our sincere appreciation for everyone who supported our students throughout the giving season. Thanks to the generosity of people  and partners like you, we raised $27,000!

If you wish to help improve the lives of local students, please consider donating today.

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2023 ASAS DC Giving Tuesday

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Daniela Grigioni, Executive Director

Aaron Gonzales, Board Chair

After-School All-Stars Washington, DC 
1730 Rhode Island Ave  |  NW #600

Washington, DC  20036

Phone: (202) 289-3904 

6 Sites

494 Students

90%  of Students Qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced-Lunch Program

16% of Students are Enrolled in Special Education Programming


86% Black / African American

2% Hispanic / Latino/a/e

1% Asian / Asian American

1% White

10% Other


59% Government
29% Foundation
8% Event

3% Individual Donations

1% Corporate


83% Program

9% Administration

8% Fundraising



Daniela started at ASAS DC chapter seven years ago. She is passionate about leveling the playing field for children who are not afforded the same opportunities as others. She has more than 20 years of experience within the District of Columbia Public School system, previously managing partnerships between public schools and nonprofit organizations offering afterschool and summer programming.

Daniela has served as a national Afterschool Ambassador to advocate for afterschool for all students, participates in the DC Out of School Time coalition to ensure DC students have equitable access to afterschool programming, and received the Mayor’s Commission’s Award for National Service in recognition of her work on behalf of DC students.

Daniela came to the US with her family from Italy. She often goes back to enjoy her beautiful country and can tell you exactly where to go to have a great meal in Rome!

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