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After School Matters

  • After School Matters
  • 66 East Randolph Street
  • Chicago, IL 60601
  • 312-742-4182
  • 1991

Program Description

After School Matters is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that positively impacts Chicago high school teens by offering them innovative out-of-school programming in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology. These programs allow teens the opportunity to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 3%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 26%
  • Other: 6%
  • African American: 62%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 22000
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Chicago State University
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Concordia University-Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Dominican University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kendall College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Maryland Institute College of Art - MICA
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design - MCAD
  • North Park University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pratt Institute-Main
  • Robert Morris University Illinois
  • Roosevelt University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • The New School's Parsons School of Design
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Washburn University
  • Western Illinois University