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After School Matters Annual Gala Celebrates Chicago’s Teens

October 3, 2019

CHICAGO – Nearly 800 civic, corporate and community leaders attended the After School Matters Annual Gala, themed “Building the Future,” on Tues... More ›

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

October 3, 2019

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

Students use social media to make sure Latinos are counted in the 2020 Census

October 3, 2019

A group of high school students are teaming up with a local organization to raise awareness about the importance of being counted in the upcoming 2020... More ›

Meet Andrew – TEAM After School Matters Feature

October 2, 2019

Meet Andrew — a Senior Analyst at Anderson Economic Group who works in public policy and economic impact analysis. As a participant in Speech as a t... More ›

Nearly $3 million raised for After School Matters, which gives Chicago teens ‘the tools they need to survive’

October 1, 2019

The Wintrust Arena was filled with nearly 800 civic, corporate and community leaders who came out to support the After School Matters annual gala, thi... More ›

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 ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Instructor Forum

January 31, 2020

The Instructor Forum is a full day of workshops, breakout sessions, and activities which support After School Matters instructors in continuous improv... More ›

After School Matters and Chicago Bulls present: Black History Through The Arts

February 24, 2020

Join us for a night of amazing performances from After School Matters teens and the Chicago Bulls in celebration of Black History Month. 6:00 p.m.... More ›