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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 ›

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 ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Millennium Park Chase Promenade North

June 26, 2019

Every Wednesday from June 26 - August 7* 12:00 - 1pm See Creative youth developing their talents in a variety of programs including furniture paint... More ›

Daley Plaza Performances

July 11, 2019

Every Thursday from July 11 - July 25, 12:00 -1:00pm Celebrate the summer with our performing arts teens at Daley Plaza!  

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 ›