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defining opportunity.

Opportunity: a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. In May 2002, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles began offering out-of-school time programs and services. Starting with just 93 students, to now serving 3,000 students per day throughout L.A. County, we have always been committed to providing unique opportunities necessary for our students to be inspired to greater heights; essential to enlightening their young minds; and needed to educate their thoughts and outlook on the future. Over the past nine years, we have helped transform the attitude of tens of thousands of youth towards the learning process; toward their city; toward their schools and communities; and most importantly, towards themselves! Celebrate with us as we witness our All-Stars not just do something, but do something great! All through the power of opportunity!

The Center for Early Adolescence stresses that older children need to participate in the activities that shape their own lives. That is, they need opportunities to develop and use new talents, skills, and interests in the context of the real world. EDUCATE ENLIGHTEN INSPIRE


Studio photography featured in this book is part of After-School All-Stars’ photography enrichment project entitled “Epic Magazine”. Both program staff and students were behind the camera using a portable studio backdrop provided by the project’s teacher, Mr. Fred Mendoza.

Mission Statement.................................................1 Message from the Chairman of the Board..........5 Three Pillars............................................................8 Year Highlights.......................................................10 Annual Fundraising Gala......................................12 09-10 Statistics.......................................................15 Financial Statements.............................................16 Donors.....................................................................18 In-Kind Donors.......................................................20 Board Members......................................................22 Our Schools.............................................................23

Pictured above: Elementary school students in ASAS-LA fashion programs.




Founded by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2002, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is a leading after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of elementary, middle and high school students each day. Activities are centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. The programs educate, enlighten and inspire young people by providing dynamic and exciting opportunities for success, while cultivating self-esteem, leadership and respect to help build healthier communities. In partnership with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, Montebello Unified School District, Mountain View School District, and charter school organizations such as Value Schools, The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, and other independent charter schools, the program offers students from low-income families comprehensive out-of-school-time educational programs that are inspiring and fun during the critical hours of 3 p.m and 6 p.m. Deemed the “Danger Zone� by law enforcement, this is a three hour time period where youths are more likely to join gangs, or experiment with drugs, alcohol and sex. Since its inception, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles has launched programs in 21 schools in at-risk communities within LA County, with 10,000 students enrolled.



our resources define opportunity


ASAS-LA Chairman of the Board, Sabrina Kay (center), pictured with students from Heritage College-Ready Academy High School.

remember how opportunity changed your life? A message from the Chairman of the Board Dear Friends and Supporters, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” the opening line of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, describes the tumultuous times we all experienced last year. In the 2008-2009 school year, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles served a record 16 schools and had 10,000 students enrolled in the program. Along with their daily academic tutoring and engaging activities, our students also had the opportunity to ride in Ferraris, perform at extreme sports events, and hang with NBA champions Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. On the other hand, the toughest economy many of us have experienced is forcing our organization to cut budgets and evaluate programs at a time when kids need after-school activities the most. What we choose to do today will resonate throughout the 2009-2010 school year, and for many of our students, for the rest of their lives. To continue doing what we have been doing to make the hours of 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. a highlight for our students rather than the riskiest hours of the day, we stand here together to accomplish our mission: to educate, enlighten, and inspire the lives of future generations. The challenges will be great as we enter the next decade, but the opportunities are even greater. On behalf of the Board of After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, I look forward to strengthening our organization and making sure we provide the best after-school programs to the youth of the Los Angeles community. Warmly, Sabrina Kay Chairman of the Board After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles


an opportunity is...

a moment to find new friends!

teammate coach leader

friend ally

The first step in giving anyone the opportunity to succeed is to first establish meaningful relationships. EDUCATE ENLIGHTEN INSPIRE

tutor neighbor mentor

Research on youth development suggests that after-school programs provide a valuable context for children to initiate positive relationships with adults.

These interactions provide a strong foundation of knowledge and support that encourages children to explore their communities, identify their own contribution to society and pursue positive relationships with others.


strategy At each After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles school site, academic learning support, including homework assistance is provided. After students complete their homework assignments, activities are created incorporating three pillars of programming:

Visual and Performing Arts health, nutrition and Physical fitness leadership and service learning EDUCATE ENLIGHTEN INSPIRE


Opportunities are...

hands on! After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles provides learning opportunities that complement the regular school day. We provide these learning opportunities through classes and activities deemed “Countdown” and “BlastOff“. Countdown classes provide students with learning opportunities through homework support, while offering students additional cognitively stimulating activities. Blast-Off classes provide students with learning experiences by way of enriching and engaging extracurricular activities that often times extend beyond the regular classroom.

the far east within reach

an unbelievable journey!

a year full of grea In the summer of 2010, five All-Star students had the phenomenal opportunity to travel to Europe! Made possible through a partnership with Liberty Education Tours and the Reagan Legacy Foundation, the students were selected for the trip through their educational accomplishments at school and achievements with the ASAS-LA program. The All-Stars joined 13 other high school students from across the nation in the opportunity to study the words and actions of President Ronald Reagan and other great leaders while visiting sites significant to the history of freedom and democracy in the United States and central Europe. The Liberty Education Tour kicked off June 19 when the American high school students traveled to the Czech Republic and Germany to explore the history of Communism and the events that led to its demise. In Germany, students visited the Brandenburg Gate where President Reagan delivered his famous “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” speech in 1987, the Holocaust Memorial, the Jewish Museum, Stasi Prison and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Students visited historical sites, listened to educational speeches on communism, democracy and tolerance. NBA champion Kobe Bryant is an international superstar. In particular, he has multitudes of fans throughout Asia, where his popularity was furthered by his participation in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On the Los Angeles home-front, Kobe Bryant has been working to find ways to help American youth better understand the importance of the U.S. - China relationship. During the second semester of the 2009-2010 school year, the NBA Champion’s Kobe Bryant Family Foundation launched Mandarin language and culture programs in conjunction with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles. The program objectives for the All-Star students were language acquisition and orientation to Chinese culture. They also learned the ancient martial art of Wu Shu; the most popular national sport in China. World Champion Wu Shu practitioner, Master Hu served as teacher Programs are planned to continue with the Alliance High Schools for the 2010-2011 school year.


at opportunities! Before the start of the game, two All-Star students from Bret Harte and Kranz Intermediate joined the hockey teams on the ice to drop the puck during opening ceremonies. At half-time, ASAS-LA student, Diana Romano from Vista Middle School got the chance to ride the popular Zamboni ice-smoothing machine! Diana had fun during her ride, waving to the crowd and her fellow All-Stars in the stands. The ASASLA logo and students were featured on the jumbotron throughout the night, creating much excitement. After the game, all 1,000 students came on the ice to take a picture with the LA King’s lion mascot.

There was a four-team tournament of two-on-two teams playing video game, NBA 2K10. The All-Stars that competed in the tournament were all part of ASAS-LA digital media and gaming programs. A happy student exclaimed: “it was so awesome playing with the Lakers! They were really good at the video game and very nice to us too.” Kobe and 2K Sports later presented a check to ASAS-LA: the $25,000 donation helped to fund ASAS-LA’s Mandarin language and culture programs, which launched in January 2010. There was extensive media coverage of the event, including ABC News Los Angeles, Fox Sports, NBC News Los Angeles, and the LA times. This was the first time in which After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles visited the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo.

kobe, fisher, and company

In the fall of 2009, Kobe Bryant and video game company, 2K Sports hosted a video game tournament for a lucky handful of students. Joining Kobe were Lakers Derek Fisher and Sasha Vujacic, also Clippers players Eric Gordon and Chris Kaman.

kings of the ice at staples

On October 29th, the Staples Center hosted over 1,000 students from all ASAS-LA schools to an exciting professional hockey game when the LA Kings played the Vancouver Canucks. The students bundled up to enjoy the game and were excited to see the Staples Center center arena display their involvement with ASAS-LA.


reaching for the stars

2010 gala

The third annual “Reaching for the Stars” gala dinner was held on evening of Thursday, February 18th at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. Proceeds raised benefitted After-School All-Stars’ programs, providing opportunities to at-risk youths throughout LA County. During the dinner ceremonies, After-School All-Stars founder, Governor Schwarzenegger addressed the 600 esteemed attendees, educating the highly regarded crowd on the importance of comprehensive after-school programming. Guests then enjoyed an incredible performance of the National anthem when All-Star student, 12 year-old Noelia Goodman of Porter Middle School, as she delivered the patriotic song with composure well beyond her years. Several All-Stars in Bell Gardens Intermediate’s dance programs later wowed the crowd with their amazing Latin-inspired jazz and hip-hop dance routines. The event also recognized three honorees whose commitment to After-School All-Stars has been a dedicated effort to improve the lives of at-risk youths in their communities. The evening’s honorees included: Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who received the Enlighten award; Dr. Sabrina Kay, Chief Executive Office of Freemont College, who accepted the Educate award; and Todd Wagner, Chief Executive Officer of 2929 Entertainment, who received the evening’s Inspire award. Through their involvement, the lives of thousands of youths have benefitted in tremendous ways. After-School All-Stars was grateful to all attendees, sponsors and donors that helped to make the evening a success. Through their support, they helped to ensure that all children… in spite of where they live, are given the tools and encouragement needed for a brighter future. 12

An All-Star student sings the national anthem at the annual Reaching for the Stars Gala in February 2010.

opportunity is...

in the eye of the beholder. EDUCATE ENLIGHTEN INSPIRE

10,319 students participated in 2009-2010. 33% of students attended 7 0r more months. 50% of staff live in communities they serve. 77% of staff are either in college, have a two-year, or four-year degree. 96% of middle school students reported feeling more confident about graduating high school. 85% of high school students reported feeling more confident about graduating from a four-year university. 15

$100,000 and Above

$5,000 - $9,999


Community Arts Resources Jack Corwin (Jack Corwin Family Foundation) Matt Obergfol Steve Morikawa (American Honda Motor Co., Inc.) WF Foundation

$50,000 - $99,9999 Paul Goldenberg

$10,000 - $49,999 2K Sports Ambassador and Mrs. Frank Baxter Bradley Schrupp Clark Bacon Kings Care Foundation Mike Margolis Steve Carley The United Way Whittier Trust Company

$1,000 - $4,999

Center for Collaborative Solutions Craig Realty Group, LLC Edward P. Blinn Jason Perlow (Leo & Virginia Perlow Foundation) Key Club Mark Burman Maverick Carter Michael Bolour Nicholas Kalikow Thierry Gonzalez ( Urban Diversity Marketing, Inc.

$1 - $999

Aisha Corpas Alisi Tulua-Tata Allison Joyce Alma Nunez Amanda Payne

Amy Romero Ana Campos Antoni Luna Arlene Levand Ases Claremont Baskin Robins/Tony Young Boulevard 3 Brian JB Rogers C. Baker Carla and Jonathan Sanger Carlos Alaya Carol M. Schaum CBK Diversified, Inc Center for Collaborative Solutions Chase Weber Claudene Bell Courtney Hamilton Cristina Rosales Dan Wynn Derrick K. Maddox Domitela Razo Donaldo Rivera Eddie Medel Edumundo Navas Eileen and Curtis Wong Elizabeth Carter Esperanza Sanchez-Martinez Fox Group




donations (cont.) $1 - $999

Fox Group Francesca L. Delutis Francis P. Murphy III Francisco J. Munoz Frani Nichols Peyton G. Morales Gary Evelo General Mills Gerardo Arias Gladys Jerez Heather Carroll iGive Inspired Stars Jack G. Lewis Janice Franco Jeff Chaili Jeffrey A. Dooley Jennifer Apon Jennifer Ziler Jet Propulsion Laboratory John C. Oatey John Shera Williamson Jose Gallardo Juan Manuel Arias Juan Salcedo Kareem Gongora Kari Peyton

Kelvin Jung Kevin Campbell Kristen and Mitchell Graham LA Kings Foundation Larry Hansel Laura Hamill Laura Mickelson Lee Kleinman Leo & Virgina Perlow Foundation Leo Gallardo Lina Kay Luz Maria Hernandez Mallory Molle Maria E. Arias Marisa Blackshire Marisol Garcia Mark and Shannon Magid Mary Knight Mary Oregel Mary S. Cataudella Mellisa Rochelle Mercy Flores Michael Gabriel Michelle Young Narinder Mohan Nicole Fay Nohemi Rivera

Olga Reyes Olga Reyes Patricia Alvaro Paul and Marie Bloch Paul Globerson Paula Epstein Rafaela Beltran Rasshan Roll Giving Rosaelva Lomeli Schwab Charitable Fund Scott Pitts Shannon Mayock SISU, INC Swayne Tyrone Dinneen United Way Individual Donors Victor Rodriguez Warner Music Group Wendy Flores


99 Cents Only Stores Alan Gutierrez Alexis Hudson Inc. Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools Allied Integrated Marketing Ana L. Campos Andrew Claeys Blvd. 3 Carlisle Food Service Products Casey Davidson City of Los Angeles CNN Charter Communications Cohn & Wolfe P.R. Connie Jacobsen & Michi Broussard Disney Downtown Value Schools Dr. Frank Ryan’s Office El Pollo Loco Fox Entertainment Group Fox Sports En Espanol Fox Sports West Frani N. Peyton Gap Inc. Grammy Museum Hoopnotica Independent Charters InNirvana Inside Publications, LLC Jarritos

JC DeCaux Jeffrey A. Dooley Jennifer Serna KABC-TV KIIS-FM KNBC-TV KTLA AM830 KTLA-TV L.A. Clippers LA Alliance College Ready Public Schools LA Kings LA Leadership Academy LACMA Larry Hansel Latina Style Magazine Lina Kay Lionsgate Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Unified School District Mani’s Bakery Marisa E. Blackshire McDonalds Megan A. Blackshire Michelle De Armas Montebello Unified School District Moon Tide Media, LLC Morton’s Steakhouse Mountain View School District

Myspace Nash Entertainment Olga Reyes Rob Elias Rodney & Katherine Pitts Scott Pitts Shannon Mayock Sharp International Shawn Vasanani Sony Pictures SOSMentor The Dish Factory The Korea Daily The Molina Foundation Ubisoft UCLA UniCamp Univision Radio Univision/KMEX USC Vanilla Bake Shop Warner Bros. Records Warner Music Group Warner/Chappell Music Whitney Miller Winco Youth Today


in kind donations


atothousand say thanks! words... ...a thousand words

to say thanks!

board of directors and ORGANIZATIONAL OFFICERS Arnold Schwarzenegger

lina kay


California Governor Honorary Executive Chairman


Coldwell Banker Quality Properties / President

sabrina kay, board chair

Nabil B. Khoury

Bradly W. Schrupp, CPA

fremont college chairman & chief executive officer

CITIBANK/Commercial Banking Group Senior Vice President

BDO USA, LLP Partner

Bonnie Reiss, Vice-Chair



pegasus capital advisors operating advisor

MCL Fresh, Inc. President/CEO

Main Street Advisors Founder/CEO

corbin blume

Michael margolis


Board member

Margolis & Tisman, LLP partner


george froley

Scott Mednick


Froley Investment Associates, LLC Co. Chairman/CFA

Mystic Vision Entertainment Chairman

paul goldenberg


Musick, Peeler & Garret / Partner Secretary & Legal Counsel After-School All-Stars, LA

Paul’s TV founder

Wells Fargo Business Banking / Area Manager


our schools independent CHARTER SCHOOLS


Belvedere Middle School

Downtown Value Charter


312 N. Record Ave., LA, CA 90063

950 Washington Blvd., LA, CA 90007

Bell Gardens Intermediate

Bret Harte Prep Middle School

Los Angeles Leadership Academy 2560 Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, 90031

5841 Live Oak Street Bell Gardens, CA 90201

New Millennium Secondary School

Suva Intermediate

9301 S. Hoover St., LA, CA 90044

Edison Middle School 6500 Hooper Ave., LA, CA 90001

Griffith Middle School 4765 E. Fourth St., LA, CA 90022

John Liechty Middle School 650 South Union Ave., LA, CA 90017

Mt. Gleason Middle School

20700 Avalon Blvd. ste. 285 Carson, CA 90746


Gertz-Ressler High School 2023 South Union Ave. LA, CA 90007

19065 Mt. Gleason Ave., Sunland, CA 91040

Heritage College-Ready Academy High School

Mulholland Middle School

10101 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003

17120 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Porter Middle School 15960 Kingsbury St., Granada Hills, CA 91344

Southeast Middle School 2650 Tweed Blvd., South Gate, CA 90280

Vista Middle School 15040 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402

Huntington Park College-Ready Academy High School 2071 Saturn Avenue Huntington Park, CA 90255

William and Carol Ouchi High School 2621 West 54th Street Los Angeles, CA 90043

6660 East Suva Street Bell Gardens, CA 90201

MOUNTAIN VIEW UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Charles T. Kranz Intermediate School 12460 Fineview St. El Monte, CA 91732

2009 - 2010


Richard Merkin Academy 2023 S. Union Ave., LA, CA 90007


after-school all-stars, los angeles educates, enlightens and inspires young people by providing dynamic and exciting opportunities for success, while cultivating self-esteem, leadership and respect to help build healthier communities.


2009-2010 ASASLA Annual Report  

Information and highlights of the 2009-2010 school year.