Ben Paul is President and CEO of After-School All-Stars, a national non-profit organization providing free daily after-school programs to over 82,000 low-income children in nine States, from New York to Honolulu. During his nine-year tenure as COO and then CEO, Paul has overseen the expansion of program operations from 45 to more than 400 schools. Paul has expanded the organization’s focus from sports to the three pillars academics, enrichment, and health & fitness. Today ASAS is the largest national after-school program provider solely focused on comprehensive school based programs.
In 2004, Paul was part of the founding team of Larchmont Charter School where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Today, Larchmont Charter is LAs top performing charter network. Paul also co-founded a sister school, Larchmont Charter West Hollywood, and is the Founding Board Chair of Valley Charter Elementary, Valley Charter Middle School and The City School, a 6-12 public charter. Paul serves on the Board of Trustees of America’s Promise Alliance, a collaborative network founded by Colin and Alma Powell as well as on the Board of Directors of Palindrome Advisors.
Paul combines his passion for education with a strong business and leadership background, including nearly 20 years of management and entrepreneurial experience. Prior to joining After-School All-Stars, Paul served as the founding partner of a Los Angeles real-estate investment group, he worked for International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS), an anti-terrorism flight-security company and served for four-year as a commander in the Israeli army.