Lenora B. Fulani

Co-Founder at All Stars Project, Inc.

Lenora B. Fulani

Lenora B. Fulani

Co-Founder at All Stars Project, Inc.

Biography

Dr. Lenora Fulani graduated from Hofstra University with a major in psychology, and pursued graduate studies in the field at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the City University of New York, where she earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology. She worked as a guest researcher at Rockefeller University from 1973-1977, specializing in the interplay of social environment and learning, with a particular focus on the Black community. While she was at Rockefeller, she was introduced to the postmodern psychology movement and the work of Lois Holzman, Ph. D. and Fred Newman, Ph.D.

In 1981, she co-founded the All Stars Project with Dr. Fred Newman. Over the years she has worked closely with corporate volunteers, CEOs and partners in Fortune 500 companies to build All Stars Project’s innovative programs, including the Development School for Youth, which she co-directed from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Fulani currently serves as the dean of UX, the All Stars’ unique institution of continued development which is free of cost and open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Dr. Fulani is the founder and director of Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, a series of dialogues and performance-based workshops with police and inner-city youth to help them improve and develop their relationship. Since the program’s inception in 2006, 188 workshops have been conducted in the community involving 1,834 cops and 2,172 kids; additionally 5,929 Police Academy graduates and 3,048 community members have attended a total of ten Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids Demonstration Workshops.

Dr. Fulani has long been active in creating change through political action. She has twice run for president as an independent. In l988 she became the first woman and first African American in U.S. history to appear as a presidential candidate on the ballot in all 50 states. In 1994 she co-founded the Committee for a Unified Independent Party, a national strategy center for independent voters, which currently has networks in more than 30 states. She is a founder of the Independence Party of New York State.

Dr. Fulani has been a featured guest on countless TV and radio programs including Henry Louis Gates’ PBS documentary, America Beyond the Color Line, Crossfire, Hardball, Fox News, Inside Politics, Larry King Live, Washington Journal, Tony Brown’s Journal, BET’s Nightly News and The McNeil-Lehrer Report. Her social commentaries on a wide variety of topics have appeared in newspapers nationwide including: USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New York’s Newsday.

Overview
Career Highlights

All Stars Project, Inc.

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175

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1

Birthday

04/25/1950 - Chester, PA, United States

Age

68

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President & Chief Executive Officer at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Director at Life Performance Coaching Center

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Vice President/Youth & Community Development at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer at United Way of New York City

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Manager at CDW LLC

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Executive Director at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Executive Director, All STARS Project of Chicago at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Director, All STARS Project of New Jersey at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Director of Development, All STARS Project of New York at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Executive Director, All STARS Project of New Jersey at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Lenora B. Fulani
Co-Founder at All Stars Project, Inc.
Education
Graduate
Class of 1971

Hofstra University is a private, nonsectarian institution of higher learning located in the Village of Hempstead, New York, United States, about 7 miles (11 km) east of New York City. It originated in 1935 as an extension of New York University (NYU) called "Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island";[4] in 1937, the institution separated from NYU and gained independence as Hofstra College,[5] and in 1963, Hofstra College gained university status. Comprising ten schools, including a School of Medicine and a School of Law, Hofstra is noted for a series of prominent Presidential conferences, as well as being selected to host a United States Presidential Debate in 2008 and 2012. The university organizes a wide range of other international academic conferences (many under the aegis of the Hofstra Cultural Center), holds an annual Shakespeare festival in its own replica of the Globe Theatre, and has both an arboretum and bird sanctuary.

Master's Degree

Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology. Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementary arenas: One is as a major player in policy-making to ensure that schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The other is in preparing educators who not only serve students directly but coordinate the educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initiatives to remove barriers to learning at all ages. For more than 100 years Teachers College has continued to: Engage in research on the central issues facing education Prepare the next generation of education leaders Educate the current generation of leaders in practice and policy to meet the challenges they face Shape the public debate and public policy in education Improve practice in educational institutions

Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology

The City University of New York (CUNY /'kju?ni/) is the public university system of New York City. It is the largest urban university system in the United States, comprising 25 campuses: eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, one undergraduate honors college, and seven post-graduate institutions. While its constituent colleges date back as far as 1847, the City University was established in 1961. The university enrolls more than 275,000 students, and counts thirteen Nobel Prize winners and twenty-four MacArthur Fellows among its alumni.

Career History
Co-Founder
1981 - Current

All Stars Project, Inc. (ASP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that transforms the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. Founded in 1981, ASP creates privately funded, outside-of-school educational and performing arts activities for tens of thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theatre, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities. ASP actively promotes supplementary education and the performance learning model in academic and civic arenas.

Guest Researcher
1973 - 1977

The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university’s 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity. Founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was the country’s first institution devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The Rockefeller University Hospital was founded in 1910 as the first hospital devoted exclusively to clinical research. In the 1950s, the institute expanded its mission to include graduate education and began training new generations of scientists to become research leaders around the world. In 1965, it was renamed The Rockefeller University. The university is supported by a combination of government and private grants and contracts, private philanthropy and income from the endowment. Since its founding, The Rockefeller University has embraced an open structure to encourage collaboration between disciplines and empower faculty members to take on high-risk, high-reward projects. No formal departments exist, bureaucracy is kept to a minimum and scientists are given resources, support and unparalleled freedom to follow the science wherever it leads. This unique approach to science has led to some of the world’s most revolutionary contributions to biology and medicine. Throughout Rockefeller’s history, 24 of its scientists have won Nobel Prizes, 21 have won Lasker Awards and 20 have garnered the National Medal of Science, the highest science award given by the United States. For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Hospital has served as an essential link between laboratory investigation and bedside observation, as patients are participants in clinical studies building on basic research findings from Rockefeller laboratories. This continuous spectrum of research allows for in-depth study of the basis of disease detection, prevention and observation. The David Rockefeller Graduate Program is based on the concept of learning science by doing science, and is custom tailored to its individual students and attracts a diverse group of exceptional scientists from around the world. The university also offers one of the nation’s top M.D.-Ph.D. programs with neighboring Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to the graduate program, there are other learning/training opportunities available, including postdoctoral research, fellowships for the Center for Studies in Physics and Biology and the Clinical Scholars Program, a master's degree for recent M.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. recipients to begin careers in patient-oriented research

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Eagle Academy Foundation empowers at-risk inner city young men to become academic achievers, engaged citizens, and responsible men by providing quality education, resources and proven effective community-based initiatives to address the shortfalls in public education to effectively educate them.

Political Donations Received
$300
1999
$200
1992
$250
1992
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