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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
All Stars Project

A BBB Accredited charity


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All Stars Project
Formerly known as:
Community Literacy Research Project
543 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Year, State Incorporated:
1981, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Promotes human development through the use of an innovative performance-based model. "

Evaluation Conclusions

All Stars Project meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


All Stars Project includes The All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN), which involves inner-city youth ages 5 to 25, in creating developmental culture through producing and performing in weekend talent shows in their neighborhood school auditoriums. Young people in the ASTSN perform as rappers, singers and dancers; and also learn how to organize the productions, performing as ushers, ticket sellers, box office staff, spokespersons, stagehands and managers, as well as technical and security staff. The Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth (DSY) is an active and creative partnership between inner-city young people and corporate America. Business leaders and professionals participate in the program, providing leadership training for young people between the ages of 16 and 21. Youth Onstage! offers young people, ages 13 to 21, the opportunity to perform on stage in plays that have something to say about the world and its future. In addition to its productions, Youth Onstage! runs the Youth Onstage! Community Performance School, an integrated program of theatre and performance, including classes in movement, voice, improvisation, character development and more. The Castillo Theatre provides cutting-edge political theatre to young people and adults. Operation Conversation: Cops and Kids uses performance workshops and dialogues to create new kinds of communication between police and inner-city youth.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Gabrielle Kurlander , Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Richard Sokolow
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
All Stars Project
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 18.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,866,534, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on All Stars Project's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Special events


In-kind donations


Membership dues


Theatre ticket sales


All Stars ticket sales


Gains on beneficial interest in charitable remainder unitrust


Interest and dividends


Theatre subscriptions


Other revenue


Product sales


Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments


Less direct cost of special events


Total Income


Program Expenses  

All Stars Talent Show Network


Development School for Youth


Castillo Theatre


Volunteerism and Education


Youth on Stage

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $7,819,514
Ending net assets 6,724,164
Total liabilities 12,737,158

Total assets



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