As After School Matters alumni, you are part of a wide network of Chicagoans who have found their passion and careers through programs like yours. The After School Matters Alumni Network strengthens After School Matters by reconnecting former participants with the organization and our current teens. We encourage alumni and current participants to support each other in their efforts to discover their potential and find their future. We encourage you to join us.
Since 2017, the After School Matters Alumni Network has brought together talented and dedicated individuals to support After School Matters alumni. Through our actions, we strive to meet the following goals:
Provide professional development for recent alumni.
Leverage our partners’ collective knowledge, know-how, and networks to support alumni in their efforts to apply their talents to work and college.
Expand the spirit of philanthropy and advocacy among our alumni so they become ambassadors for After School Matters.
Alumni Council — Meet the After School Matters AlumniCouncil! The AlumniCouncil is the key decision-making group for the After School Matters Alumni Network, and consists of 15 alum of all ages, backgrounds and career paths. Over the next few months, the AlumniCouncil will be working to plan and execute social events, workshops, and other re-engagement opportunities for alum across the After School Matters Alumni Network. You can stay up to date with council initiatives through the alumni newsletter, and by joining the Alumni Network group on Facebook. We hope to meet you soon!
The Alumni Network offers professional development workshops focused on providing college students, aspiring professionals, and working professionals with the skills they need to succeed in their careers. As events come up, details will be posted here.
More than 200,000 people have participated in an After School Matters or Gallery 37 program since 1991. Alumni of our programs have gone on to achieve great academic and professional success.