Rutgers Partners with All Stars Project to Advance Developmental Afterschool

Sue Davies, Carrie Lobman, Gloria Strickland, Bonny Gildin

Carrie Lobman (second from l.) and Bonny Gildin (r.) with Sue Davies (NJ All Stars campaign director) and Gloria Strickland (NJ All Stars founding director) at site of NJ All Stars Center for Afterschool Development in Newark

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) announced Friday a partnership with the All Stars Project, Inc. to develop initiatives dedicated to afterschool programming.

For 30 years, All Stars has opened afterschool developmental programs for youth living in urban areas across the country.  Now, with the help of the GSE and other university partners, All Stars will work to establish a professional field — Developmental Afterschool — and promote research in that field as a cornerstone of an innovative approach to addressing poverty and youth development issues in urban communities throughout the United States.

Institute director of pedagogy and GSE professor Dr. Carrie Lobman partnered with All Stars Project Vice President/Education Initiatives Dr. Bonny Gildin to bring Rutgers and ASP together.  Lobman will lead a graduate-level course this spring on Play, Performance, and Pretending: Innovations in Outside of School Programs. The course will include a service-learning component at the $9.2 million New Jersey All Stars Center for Afterschool Development in Newark.

Poverty robs children of play…, something integral to human development, says Lobman. The All Stars’ approach makes use of young people’s capacity and love of play, performance and pretending to enlarge their worlds and help them see and create new possibilities.




About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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