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National AfterSchool Association Names After School Matters in ‘Most Influential in Research and Evaluation’ 2018 List

July 31, 2018

NAA's AfterSchool Today Magazine After School Matters 'Research and Evaluation team was recognized by the National AfterSchool Association as, ... More ›

After School Matters offers over 700 summer programs for teens

July 20, 2018

By: Terrell Brown WLS (ABC 7) Chicago A safe place where Chicago teens can learn this summer is making Chicago proud. After School Matters, insp... More ›

Get to know National Youth Poet Laureate Patricia Frazier

July 20, 2018

By: Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Chicago Tribune National Youth Poet Laureate Patricia Frazier said the written word — particularly that of fellow b... More ›

Joffrey Ballet Puts Choreographers Of Color In The Spotlight

July 20, 2018

By: Theresa Ruth Howard Dance Magazine So far, the fervor to create diversity in ballet has primarily focused on dancers. Less attention has bee... More ›

Mellody Hobson Will Become Starbucks Vice Chair After Howard Schultz Departure

July 20, 2018

By: Jonathan Sperling Mellody Hobson, president of Chicago-based investment firm Ariel Investments, will be moving into a role as Starbu... More ›

Corporate philanthropy, millennial-style

July 20, 2018

By: Monica Ginsburg Crain's Chicago Business Even as millennials change the way corporations manage their workforce, favoring everything from fl... More ›

Chicago journalism still isn’t diverse enough – and ‘Gen Z’ is watching

July 20, 2018

By: Evan F. Moore Chicago Sun-Times There are only a handful of programs that encourage people of color to get into journalism when they’re sc... More ›

A boxing club in the basement of a Little Village church offers neighborhood youths ‘other options than the streets’

July 20, 2018

By: Shannon Ryan Chicago Tribune After School Matters partners with La Villita Community Church on a boxing program, in which kids can learn the... More ›

After School Matters Annual Gala to Celebrate Chicago Teens

July 20, 2018

Make It Better More than 150 Chicago teens will showcase their talents at the After School Matters Annual Gala on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Wi... More ›


June 22, 2018

This marks the second year of our Peacemakers program, a six-week initiative that provides meaningful experiences for local teens to counter viol... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Chicago Sports Summit

October 3, 2018

The 3rd Annual Chicago Sports Summit is a half-day event featuring some of Chicago’s heaviest hitters. Participants will speak about how sports and ... 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 ›