THE ALL STARS GRANTEES
DISRUPTING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY

All Stars Helping Kids is proud to announce our 2021 Cohort of five community-based nonprofits developing innovative solutions to disrupt the cycle of poverty for Bay Area youth. All Stars and our portfolio of nonprofit partners work to ensure youth in low-income and marginalized communities have access to quality education and the support needed to go on to college; the skills and resources they need not to just get a job but a career, and that they can stay healthy in body and mind.

Each year, All Stars selects a cohort of emerging nonprofits to participate in a three-year intensive Accelerator Program that is designed to help build the organizational capacity, financial sustainability and community impact of those organizations working to ensure all youth have the opportunity to achieve their real potential.

2021 Cohort

Thank You To Our Cohort Sponsors

2021 Cohort Accelerator Program Sponsors

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF BAY AREA YOUTH
THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT

Oakland teen James Green, has a literal fix for sneakerheads everywhere. His company, “Fix My Kix,” connects consumers with shoe restoration artists and cobblers. Though he’s a successful social entrepreneur now, the 19-year-old didn’t always envision the path his life is on. “It pains me to think about my whole educational experience. I was told that I wouldn’t be successful, James says, “so for me it’s important we learn we can start a business. Thanks to your seed investments into The Hidden Genius Project and Youth Impact Hub James Green has gone from extreme poverty to making profits in the sneaker industry.

17-year-old Jayden Cummings of Emeryville won the Congressional App Challenge in for his app iBlinkco. The app helps to serve the community by educating vendors on social media. Reflecting on his 3 year STEM education journey with All Stars grantee, the Hidden Genius Project, Jayden says, “Knowing I have mentors and black male figures which I did not have before is very important. It makes me feel comfortable to become the best that I can be.” In March, Jayden traveled to Washington DC in March to receive his award and showcase his app to congressmen and congresswomen.