Thank you to all who attended our Annual Gala on

September 23rd at Chicago's historic Navy Pier! 

To view pictures from this memorable event,

Scholarship Opportunities

Find your future by attending the right college for you! Thoughtfully planning your next steps means making an investment in your post-secondary education, and scholarships are a way to offset the costs.

Teen Portfolios

Marcus Anthony

School: Lincoln Park High School

After School Matters program: Painting on Canvas

Sample Works: "Fruit" & "Marina Towers"

FAFSA Information

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Share your work and accomplishments with the rest of the After School Matters community!

After School Matters teens and instructors are encouraged to submit their portfolios and upload their favorite work they created in an After School Matters program. You could be one of the next featured teens or instructors on our Web site!

Career Opportunities





Accounting Coordinator

2013-2014 Program Year Community Organizations and Campus Sites


Aguijon II Theater Company

Alternative Schools Network

Alternatives, Inc.

American Indian Center, Inc.

Arab Action Network

Art Institute of Chicago

Association House of Chicago

Beloved Community Family Services

Bethel New Life

Better Boys Foundation (BBF)

Beverly Art Center of Chicago

Black on Black Love Organization

Blocks Together



After School Matters Annual Gala

Why After School Matters?

Chicago’s teens want and need to know their communities support their dreams and future.

  • Teens have dreams and need developmental resources to help fulfill their dreams.

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