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Conagra Brands Foundation in partnership with Eat Travel Rock TV visit After School Matters to see how Chicago teens are taking action and making a difference.

September 18, 2019

The Conagra Brands Foundation worked with Eat Travel Rock TV and our After School Matters teens to support culinary arts, urban agriculture, and nutri... More ›

What do we do with all those campaign signs? Young Chicago artists have an answer

June 21, 2019

The Chicago Reporter, 4-12-19 Cazares has attended their Wednesday open studios since 2015 after finding that, outside of the graffiti underground ... More ›

Into The Wild: Artist Armani Howard reflects on the inspiration for his work and fictional world

June 21, 2019

South Side Weekly, 4-2-19 Speaking on his experience at After School Matters, Howard said, “I signed up for After School Matters and saw it as a ... More ›

Bulls and The RoomPlace Home Makeover

June 21, 2019

Good Morning America aired footage of the Chicago Bulls, The RoomPlace, and Zach LaVine surprising a teen and their family in December with a complete... More ›

CEO’s You Should Know-Mary Ellen Caron talks with 103.5 KISS FM

June 21, 2019

103.5 KISS FM interviewed After School Matters CEO Mary Ellen Caron. Listen to this segment to hear about the range of programs After School Matters o... More ›

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

May 3, 2019

13,000 program opportunities available to Chicago teens this summer CHICAGO—After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its summe... More ›

College Visits and Cow Farms: Q&A with a Teen

April 17, 2019

On April 11, After School Matters Urban Agriculture & Entrepreneurship program (a program that teaches teens about the business of urban agricultu... More ›

2019 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle!

April 5, 2019

Everyone can make a difference! It's no easy feat waking up early on a Sunday and running in the cold but our AMAZING TEAM did just that! 30 TEA... More ›

Prioritizing the Next Generation: An Open Letter to Our Next Mayor 

April 1, 2019

As we approach the end of this mayoral election, it’s tough to think beyond the polls, the final interviews, and the constituent handshakes in... More ›

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 ›

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Gala 2019

September 24, 2019

Wintrust Arena, Tuesday, September 24 Enjoy an evening of engaging programs exhibits; cocktails and dinner; and spectacular performances. It takes ... More ›