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One Summer Chicago youth employment program adds 3,000 jobs

May 23, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced Friday [May 20, 2016] that 3,000 new jobs have been added to the city's summer youth employment program. One Su... More ›

Derby Day 2016

May 19, 2016

Our third annual Derby Day event was held Wednesday, May 4 at the After School Matters Gift Shop. The event featured the Hats, Headbands and Beyond pr... More ›

Englewood Rejoice!

May 19, 2016

On Monday, May 2, four After School Matters programs met at Hamilton Park to share their gifts with their community. The event, Englewood Rejoice! , f... More ›

ASMU 2016

May 18, 2016

After School Matters University returned for another year of making college more accessible for high school freshman and sophomores during CPS spring ... More ›


April 29, 2016

What does it take to make a remotely-operated vehicle work underwater? Nearly 30 teens used their spring breaks to find out in the After School Matter... More ›

After School Matters Arts & Tech Fair

April 21, 2016

Teens in the Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba program perform a song, dance and drum piece at the After School Matters Arts and Tech Fair on April 9 at ... More ›

Blackhawks, After School Matters Hold Hockey 101 Clinic In Marquette Park

April 13, 2016

MARQUETTE PARK— As the Blackhawks open up their defense of the Stanley Cup title Wednesday, their community engagement component continues to score ... More ›

C.R.E.A.T.E. visits Urban Broadcast Media

April 8, 2016

Teens in the C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creatively Relating Entertainment and Arts To Educate) program in Washington Heights enhanced their program experience by v... More ›

After School Matters® Among Nonprofits to Receive Support from New Organization ‘Chicago Beyond’

April 5, 2016

CHICAGO – A new, privately held organization, Chicago Beyond, launched today and announced their commitment to support After School Matters with the... More ›

Teens’ Artwork Inspired by Living Beings in Chicago

March 28, 2016

By: Dan Godston I love how Chicago is a city with such a rich cultural history, while also a place that teems with natural splendor. As an educator... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Annual Gala 2016

September 19, 2016

Please join us on Monday, September 19, 2016 as After School Matters celebrates our 25th anniversary of serving teens at the 2016 Annual Gala. Hu... More ›

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 9, 2016

Join Team After School Matters on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Team After School Matters has a limited number... More ›