News See all >

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 ›

ComEd Generating Jobs Through Intern Program

October 5, 2018

Gage Park resident Luis Mendoza attributes his productive summer of learning to ComEd’s Tools of the Trade, an annual summer internship program ... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Martin Luther King Day

January 21, 2019

After School Matters will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Non-Program Day.

Instructor Forum

February 1, 2019

Join us at the instructor Forum. RSVP in Cityspan Today.

Spring Session 2019

February 12, 2019

Spring programs begin.

President’s Day

February 18, 2019

After School Matters will be closed in observance of President's Day. Non-Program Day.

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

February 28, 2019

Join us for an evening filled with live performances from After School Matters teens as we celebrate Black History Month!  

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

March 24, 2019

Run with TEAM After School Matters.  

ASMU and ASMU2

April 15, 2019

Use your Spring Break to find your future! Apply by Friday, March 1 at 5:00 P.M.