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Black History Through the Arts

February 19, 2018

On Friday, February 16, our corporate partners, the Chicago Bulls hosted our teens for a celebration of Black History. Throughout time, Black music an... More ›

Instructor Forum 2018

February 5, 2018

On Friday, February 2, we held our first annual Instructor Forum! Over 300 of our independent and community-based instructors gathered at Northeastern... More ›

Moments That Mattered 2017

December 31, 2017

At After School Matters, we had many things to celebrate in 2017. See our list of Moments That MATTERED below!

Mosaic Installation: Related Midwest

December 8, 2017

This fall, long-time After School Matters supporter Related Midwest unveiled 20 new teen-made glass mosaics in the newest Chicago building -- Landmark... More ›

After School Matters Goes to Paris!

November 20, 2017

During November 2017, After School Matters partnered with the University of Chicago – France Chicago Center to send 15 teens and three instructors t... More ›

Conagra Brands Foundation Serves Four Culinary Programs

November 16, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Conagra Brands Foundation recently made its first gift to After School Matters! Their $50,000 grant supports the impl... More ›

Going the Distance for Chicago’s Teens

October 12, 2017

TEAM member Ginger Bogle was all smiles during her marathon on October 8, 2017. TEAM After School Matters proudly participated in the Bank of America... More ›

Gala Celebrates After School Matters

September 18, 2017

The Chicago Public Schools arts program -- founded by the late Maggie Daley -- has its annual gala. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports. WATCH this CBS... More ›

After School Matters celebrates successful year

September 18, 2017

More than a hundred teens showcased their Chicago pride on Monday night. They took part in this year's After School Matters program and performed a... More ›

After School Matters Peacemakers

September 7, 2017

More than 1,100 teens participated in the brand-new After School Matters Peacemakers initiative during summer 2017.   Powered by Chicago CR... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K

March 25, 2018

Join Team After School Matters on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Team After School Matters is a group of in... More ›

After School Matters University (ASMU) 2016

March 26, 2018

After School Matters University (ASMU) is a four-day program of workshops, panel discussions, college visits and more that gives high school freshman ... More ›

New Instructor Institute Summer 2017

May 5, 2018

Instructor Training at Lutz Family Center, 3435 N Cicero Saturday, May 5 from 9am to 1pm This training is required for all new instructors to Af... More ›

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018

October 7, 2018

Secure your spot in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by November 23, 2017!   On October 7, 2018, make your miles matter by running ... More ›