Newark, NJ (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
The All Stars Project of New Jersey welcomes to its board Constantino “Gus” Milano, Managing Director of Hartz Mountain Industries, and Carolyn Dorfman, Artistic Director/Choreographer of Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company (CDDC).
“Carolyn and Gus see the value of our work in Newark, and their support will advance our reach in the community. Their involvement represents the partnership between the private and not-for-profit sectors working to bring free, performance-based development experiences to Newark’s inner-city youth,” said All Stars Project of NJ City Leader Chris Street. “As we create the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development in downtown Newark, I am excited to be adding new people, energy and resources to our committed New Jersey board.”
Milano is leading efforts for Hartz Mountain to raise over $640,000 for All Stars’ community-building afterschool programs. He was introduced to the All Stars in 2011 and will be honored on November 21 at the All Stars Project of NJ annual benefit, Building Bridges, Creating Opportunities: A New Play for Newark.
“Hartz Mountain has been committed to the industrial and office development in Newark for 30 years,” said Milano. “By supporting the All Stars program, we now have the exciting opportunity to be intimately involved in the educational and moral growth of young people in the city as well.”
Celebrated dancer, choreographer and artistic director, Carolyn Dorfman has been a volunteer and supporter of the All Stars since 2005. As a new board member, she will spearhead creative collaborations that bring together professional dancers in her company with All Stars youth.
“I understand the transformative power of art,” said Dorfman, “and I look forward to continuing my collaboration with the All Stars to bring unique cultural experiences to New Jersey’s disadvantaged young people.”
The All Stars Project of NJ has been active in Newark for 14 years, operating out of the 9,000 square-foot Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development since March of this year.
About the All Stars Project: Founded in 1981, the trailblazing All Stars Project reaches 10,000 young people each year in NYC, New Jersey, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas. All Stars has been a pioneer in the movement to use performance, on-stage and off, to help young people from poor communities to develop. Its core programs are the All Stars Talent Show Network and the Development School for Youth. All Stars is 100% privately funded. Over three decades, tens of thousands of individual philanthropists nationwide have donated $80 million and millions of hours of personal time to share their lives, their expertise, their workplace and their homes with disadvantaged young people.