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Plywood from Chicago looting transformed by young artist into Irving Park murals about unity, community

July 28, 2020

A group of young artists spent their Thursday afternoon painting over plywood, displaying messages of community and inclusivity. About 15 students ... More ›

After School Matters launches hundreds of summer programs for Chicago teens

July 15, 2020

Watch Melissa Mister, After School Matters chief program officer, talks about our summer programming on remote platforms!

Ingredients dropped off, sewing patterns delivered: Chicago students earning stipends through online summer program

July 8, 2020

The week before summer programs officially started, Hafer spent hours weaving through the city, delivering more than 200 packages of ingredien... More ›

10,000 Chicago Teens Begin Remote Summer Programs through After School Matters®

July 7, 2020

Media Contact: Mallory Zapata, Communications Manager, 773-791-3520 | [email protected] #ASMTogether video here.  Teens across C... More ›

Editorial: Chicago Forward — After the unrest, a role for business leaders to support young people

June 5, 2020

Since late 2019, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board has been promoting a communitywide initiative, “Chicago Forward: Young Lives in the Balanc... More ›

After School Matters® Offering Remote Program Opportunities to 10,000 Chicago Teens this Summer

June 5, 2020

Media Contact: Mallory Zapata, Communications Manager, 773-791-3520 | [email protected] #ASMTogether video here.  More than 400 ... More ›

After School Matters Distributing Meals to Thousands of Chicago Teens

April 23, 2020

Through a generous anonymous donation, After School Matters collaborates with Gate Gourmet to help feed Chicago teens, their families and program inst... More ›

Some kids rely on schools for much more than an education. So schools are trying to find ways to reach them during the shutdown.

April 23, 2020

"With the closure of all Illinois schools now extended to the end of April, districts are busy launching remote learning programs. But teachers, admin... More ›

Gucci’s Big Celebration During All-Star Weekend Was About a Lot More Than Basketball.

February 20, 2020

"Chicago is an important city for us; it's a focal point for the Changemakers program," says Gucci America's President and CEO Susan Chokachi, speakin... More ›

No matter who wins the NBA All-Star Game, Chicago students will benefit.

February 10, 2020

NBA All-Star captain Giannis Antetokounmpo selected After School Matters as the organization his team will play for in the 2020 All-Star Game in Chica... More ›

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HOKA ONE ONE Half Marathon

September 27, 2020

Join TEAM ASM for the HOKA ONE ONE Half Marathon!

Bank of American Chicago Marathon 2020

October 11, 2020

*TEAM ASM registration is full for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but you can still support Chicago teens in a number of ways! Learn more ... More ›