NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The All Stars Project (ASP), a privately funded national non-profit leading the way in the field of afterschool development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings as Co-chair of the All Stars Project New Jersey Board of Directors. Mr. Cummings has been a supporter of the All Stars Project of New Jersey since 2004 and through his leadership, Investors Bank has been a major financial supporter and a participant in the organization's Development School for Youth (DSY) since 2006. Mr. Cummings has served on the board of the All Stars Project of New Jersey since 2013 and will be joining Derek DiRisio, President, PSEG Services Corporation as co-chair, effective immediately.
"Having grown up in the projects of Jersey City, Kevin has a particularly deep appreciation of the kind of challenges that young people face in the inner-city communities we serve," said Gloria Strickland, City Leader, All Stars Project of New Jersey. "He is a true Jersey Boy, and an integral part of our work to transform Newark into a national leader in youth development."
Adds Gabrielle Kurlander, President and CEO, All Stars Project, "Kevin understands how our performance-based approach to development helps youth see new possibilities for themselves – his own success story serves as inspiration across New Jersey and beyond."
"The All Stars has given me and other New Jersey business leaders an effective and personally fulfilling way to invest in making a difference in the lives of young people," said Mr. Cummings. "From making a $100,000 investment in the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development in Newark, to our rewarding work with DSY interns, my colleagues at Investors Bank and I will continue to do all that we can to ensure that the All Stars Project of New Jersey can continue to open new pathways to inspire young men and women in Newark and beyond."
Kevin Cummings was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bank on January 1, 2008. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors on the same date. Prior to that, from July 2003 to January 2008, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cummings was the only banker named on NJBiz's 2013 "Power 50 Real Estate & Construction Report" and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 New Jersey Award for his success in transforming the Bank into a growth company.
About All Stars Project, Inc.
The All Stars Project is a privately funded national nonprofit organization founded in 1981 whose mission is to transform the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. ASP is supported by some of America's leading companies including MetLife, DIRECTV, Viacom and Investors Bank. Led by President and CEO Gabrielle Kurlander, the ASP involves over 10,000 young people every year in its afterschool programs in six cities across the country. Learn more at www.allstars.org, on Facebook and on Twitter @AllStarsProject.
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