I look forward to working with the Board so that our Bank, its employees, and the Investors Foundation can further assist ASP as it makes a significant and lasting difference in people’s lives.
Newark, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
Reinforcing his belief in the value of building alliances between private sector companies and not-for-profit organizations, Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings has joined the Board of the All Stars Project (ASP) of New Jersey. Mr. Cummings’ appointment to the organization, which has pioneered performance-based, afterschool development to help disadvantaged youngsters in N.J., will take effect immediately.
In making the announcement, ASP of N.J.’s Co-chair Steve Alesio said, “Kevin is an outstanding and passionate champion for our organization, its mission, and the young people we serve. For close to ten years, he has helped us open new pathways that have inspired young men and women in Newark to realize their potential and live more fulfilling lives. Along the way, the Bank and Investors Foundation have generously supported ASP in many meaningful ways.”
For example, Investors Bank and its Foundation assisted ASP on its journey to plan and build the Flamm Center for Afterschool Development, a 9,000 square -foot facility that opened in March. This innovative Center brings together Newark-area youth and adults as well as adults and families from nearby communities and people from business, the arts and education for community-building and cultural activities.
In speaking about the Bank’s service to the All Stars Project, Mr. Cummings quoted Sir Winston Churchill, who said, “We make a living by what we get, and we make a life by what we give.”
Mr. Cummings added, “I look forward to working with the Board so that our Bank, its employees, and the Investors Foundation can further assist ASP as it makes a significant and lasting difference in people’s lives.”
All Stars Project is expanding its Board with the appointment of Mr. Cummings, according to Mr. Alesio. “With Kevin’s participation, we can continue to grow our organization and reach out to even more youth in Newark and nearby, urban areas.”
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About the All Stars Project (ASP):
The 32-year-old, trailblazing program reaches 10,000 young people annually in NYC, New Jersey, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. ASP has been a pioneer in the movement to use performance, on stage and off stage, in helping young people from poor communities to develop. The Project’s two core programs are the All Stars Talent Show Network and the Development School for Youth which together reach 10,000 young people each year. The ASP is 100% privately funded. Over the last 30 years, tens of thousands of individual philanthropists nationwide have donated $80 million and millions of hours of personal time in sharing their lives, expertise, and workplace, and even their homes with some of our nation’s most disadvantaged young people.