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After School Matters Hosts the Second Annual Instructor Forum

February 12, 2019

On Friday, February 1, After School Matters held our second annual Instructor Forum at Northeastern Illinois University. Nearly 300 of our independent... More ›

After School Matters welcomes Steven Berry as new Chief Development Officer

January 15, 2019

After School Matters is excited to announce Steven Berry as our new Chief Development Officer. Steven comes to us after serving as Vice President ... More ›

African dance is deeply rooted in gifted young performer Aviwe DuBois.

December 20, 2018

By: Catey Sullivan Chicago Sun-Times When you talk about African dance, you’re talking about dozens of countries and thousands of cul... More ›

Chicago Scene: Unique gift ideas from After School Matters’ teen artists.

December 20, 2018

After School Matters Instructor Honey Crawford and Assistant Manager of the Gift Shop Stephanie Rivera visit WGN. Click here to view the segment.

Mary Ellen talks with Chicago Woman Magazine

December 20, 2018

By: Whitney Reynolds Chicago Woman Magazine What's happening with After School Matters this Winter/Spring?  This coming spring, After School... More ›

A Conversation with Common: Activism in the Age of Polarization

December 20, 2018

On Thursday, September 13, Mary Ellen participated in a panel discussion with Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson and Common about activism an... More ›

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Opportunities with After School Matters®

December 19, 2018

New winter programs available and nearly 7,000 program opportunities offered spring 2019   CHICAGO— After School Matters® is now excepting... More ›

Lisa W. Wardell, President and CEO of Adtalem Global Education, Donates $1 Million to Chicago’s Teens

October 22, 2018

At the After School Matters Gala on Monday, September 24, Lisa W. Wardell, President and CEO of Adtalem Global Education, generously donated $1 millio... More ›

Applications Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters®

October 5, 2018

Applications Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters®   Nearly 7,000 opportu... More ›

After School Matters Annual Gala Highlights Chicago’s Teens

October 5, 2018

Nearly 800 civic, corporate and community leaders attended the After School Matters Annual Gala on Monday, Sept. 24th at the Wintrust Arena to celebra... More ›

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South Spring Takeover: Sports Edition @ Chicago State University

April 15, 2019

Sessions begin Monday, April 15th!

Spring into Action! 4-Day Spring Break Programs @ The Lutz Center

April 15, 2019

Sessions begin Monday, April 15th!

ASMU and ASMU2

April 15, 2019

Sessions begin Monday, April 15th!