After School Matters Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and Advisory Board
September 4, 2020
After School Matters, a nonprofit that connects Chicago teens to world class summer and after school programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM, is excited to welcome Adrienne Hughes to our Board of Directors and Michael Evangelides to our Advisory Board.
“Adrienne and Mike are helping solidify our Board of Directors and Advisory Board, two of the strongest, most committed boards of any youth-focused non-profit in Chicago. They bring diverse skill sets, strong community connections, and a passion for helping young people in Chicago reach their full potential through programs that will enrich their future career and beyond,” said After School Matters CEO Mary Ellen Caron.
After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, after-school and summer opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, After School Matters has offered more than 350,000 opportunities to teens, helping them gain valuable knowledge and skills which have helped them discover their passion in life.
Programs are currently taking place remotely, though typically take place at locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community organizations, downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, in Belmont Cragin at our Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters and at our new After School Matters at Gately Park space.
In order to keep teens and staff safe due to the pandemic, After School Matters re-envisioned their program session to be fully remote this past summer, successfully serving 10,000 teens in over 500 programs across the city. Programs will continue to be fully remote in the fall.
New Board Member Biographies
Adrienne Hughes, Market Executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, specializes in building and leading global financial teams. She has been recognized for bringing people together across functions, geographies, and generations and for leveraging her teams’ diversities to achieve success in her roles based in the US, UK, and UAE. She serves as Market Executive at Merrill Lynch where she is responsible for developing and driving the responsible growth strategy for the Chicago Market. She was recently awarded the Chicago United Business Leader of Color Award for her achievements.
Michael Evangelides is the Principal in Deloitte’s Chicago consulting practice and has over 30 years of experience leading large business transformation initiatives, and the organizational and people related aspects of those efforts, including the development of specific strategies to improve people and organizational performance for his clients. He currently serves as Deloitte’s Chicago Office Managing Principal, the national leader for their Healthcare Human Capital practice, the national leader for the Talent and Organizational Performance competency, the national leader of Deloitte’s Healthcare Pediatric market segment practice, and the Global leader of the Future of Work platform for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry.
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