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November Newsletter

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) Graphic Design Academy

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN), a leading lifestyle products and services company comprised of global consumer brands including Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters, and Nuuly, has partnered with the National After-School All-Stars (ASAS), to deliver an innovative, hands-on educational program for middle school students. The program called the URBN Graphic Design Academy, introduces students to career paths and key principles of graphic design and digital marketing. Graphic Design Academy’s first cohort will span across four ASAS chapters: New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia & Camden, and Washington, DC.

This Fall, our scholars at Philips Academy began the Graphic Design Academy (GDA). During this immersive experience, scholars have been introduced to concepts like “the 4 Ps of marketing” and “the 5 principles of layout design” as they create a logo, lay out a magazine cover, and ultimately design a garment. They will also learn how to develop their ideas in Figma, a collaborative design tool used by graphic designers across thousands of companies. At the completion of the seven-week course, five of the students’ garment designs will be manufactured and made available for purchase online.

We look forward to our scholars learning new things within the world of digital marketing.

Thanksgiving Drive

In partnership with Outdoors on Purpose, the Urban Agriculture Cooperative,

A Day At A Time New Jersey, and God Is Great Apparel, we are thrilled to announce our

Annual Thanksgiving Drive & Food Distribution.

Coordinated by Program & Community Engagement Manager Ms. Alexis Mathieson and ASAS NJ Alumnae parent Mrs. Tenisha Malcolm-Wint, this effort will impact over 40 All-Star families by providing fresh produce and goods from local farmers and wholesalers.

With a simple $30 donation, families will receive a fresh bag of produce and other holiday dinner sides. To support, send your donation to $TenishaMalcolm on Cash App or on Zelle. Additionally, non-perishable food items will be collected as well. The last day to donate is November 15th.

Donate To ASAS New Jersey

As our clocks wind back and the weather changes, consider donating to After-School All-Stars New Jersey today!

We provide programs focused on Academic Readiness, Career Exploration, STEM, Wellness & Social-Emotional Learning, as well as Visual and Performing Arts. It’s our goal to keep our scholars safe and prepare them for life. Therefore, support our future leaders of tomorrow with a charitable donation.

Checks can be mailed to: ASAS New Jersey, 50 Park Place, 701, Newark, NJ, 07102

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