November 29, 2010
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After School Matters is back at Block 37 this summer.
About 150 Chicago teens have been taking part in summer programs in dance, digital media, fashion design and entrepreneurship at the State Street shopping center since late June.
After School Matters’ predecessor, gallery37, got its start 25 years ago on the vacant property that’s now home to Block 37 with a program that let 260 teens apprentice with professional artists and earn a monetary stipend. The group stayed at that site for about a decade, until Block 37 development began and it grew into the larger After School Matters organization, which offers more neighborhood-based programs in fields beyond the arts.
Read more in the Chicago Tribune here.