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2023 Kickoff Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of the year! In this edition, you will hear from our staff as we look forward to an amazing year!

Message from Nicole Harris

ASAS Regional Executive Director

Hear her perspective on our purpose and what's in store for this year!


Program Highlight | Janay Boughton

ASAS NJ Director of Program & Impact

Janay breaks down our enrichment programming; and why ASAS NJ provides the best experience for our All-Stars!


Staff Highlight | Anthony Hill

ASAS NJ Site Coordinator

Anthony Hill has been apart of the ASAS NJ family for six years! He’s a Site Coordinator at Marion P. Thomas STEAM Academy. Anthony talks about his ASAS NJ experience; and his amazing music career with the “The Group Fire”.


After-School All-Stars New Jersey is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Challenge America award of $10,000. This grant will support our After-School enrichment activities. This grant is one of 262 Challenge America awards totaling $2.62 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with After-School All-Stars New Jersey strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”


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