Construction Manager's Role as Builder for the All Stars Project Headquarters Aligns With its Commitment to Helping Newark's Underserved Young People
Hollister Construction Services, a leading full-service construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail, and residential construction, will join representatives from the All Stars Project (ASP) of New Jersey and members of the Newark community in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the All Stars Project of New Jersey Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development (ASPNJ Flamm Center) on March 16 at 33 Washington Street in Newark, N.J.
Representatives from Hollister, including Chief Executive Officer Christopher A. Johnson and President Kieran D. Flanagan, will also join corporate leaders, elected officials and the Newark community in a Grand Opening Celebration at the ASPNJ Flamm Center on March 16, which will include special performances by young people participating in ASP's youth workshops. Hollister was responsible for the comprehensive interior renovation of the 9,000 square foot space, which will serve as the headquarters for ASP in New Jersey and will house the group's innovative programs for Newark's underserved youth.
œFor Hollister, the importance of the ASPNJ Flamm Center greatly surpasses the size of the actual project, said Mr. Johnson. œOne of our core commitments as a company is to help in the revitalization of Newark, with a special focus on programs that reach out to kids from the city's most underserved neighborhoods. We are very proud to support ASP, and this center now gives the group expanded space for programs that offer Newark's kids unique opportunities that they need and deserve.
Hollister has supported the All Stars Project since 2008, and provides opportunities for its youngsters through paid summer internships. The new headquarters, which includes a performance space seating for 125, a leadership conference center, and workshop, production and volunteer spaces, was designed by Doug Balder; while the architect of record is Posen Architects. It is the centerpiece of ASP's $9.2 million expansion campaign, with $7.5 million raised to date. Hollister was selected for the project after a competitive bidding process involving six companies.
"Chris Johnson and Hollister are long-time All Stars partners and they did a terrific job helping us to realize a unique vision for our new center, said Gloria Strickland, Founding Director of the All Stars Project of New Jersey. œWe will now be able to offer after-school developmental experiences to thousands more young people and families. The ASP NJ Flamm Center will welcome everyone -- young people from Newark and our partners from the suburbs and from the business and arts communities, to perform and grow together.
Partnering with more than 80 corporations in New Jersey, the All Stars Project reaches more than 2,500 young people every year through two core programs: the All Stars Talent Show Network, a program that fosters skills and growth through performance, and the Development School for Youth, a business training and development program.
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Hollister Construction Services is a full-service commercial real estate construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail, and residential construction, with offices in Parsippany, NJ and New York, NY. Distinguished by the exceptional involvement of its principals in projects of all sizes, Hollister is committed to building sound relationships and structures in the New Jersey and New York markets.
Hollister works through its own independent philanthropic organization, The Hollister Foundation, to further its community outreach activities. The Foundation's mission is to raise and distribute funds for organizations that foster children's advancement through education and health initiatives.