Our program providers deliver After School Matters programs in the summer, fall and/or spring program sessions. These dedicated providers – professionals in their fields who serve as mentors to our teens – deliver programs independently either as After School Matters Employee Instructors or as Community-Based Organizations. They support our teens’ success from the beginning to the end of a program, and often beyond.
Select the Rolling Interest tab below to learn how you can apply to become a program provider with After School Matters. If you are a current program provider, Select the Renewal tab to learn how to apply to renew your program for another year.
After School Matters is searching for new Program Providers (Employee Instructors and Community-Based Organizations) interested in offering after-school programs. These program providers will mentor and share their expertise with Chicago high school teens by delivering a wide range of program opportunities across the city in the arts, communications and leadership, STEM, and sports.
After School Matters will continue to respond to inquiries about the Rolling Interest process. Questions can be submitted via email to email@example.com.
The Renewal Application process for the Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 programs for Current Program Providers will be different from past Renewal Application years. Our new process will consist of submitting an Instructor Program Report before the end of the summer and fall program session, submitting a Renewal Interest questionnaire for Employee Instructors and a CBO Update form for Community-Based Organizations, and completing a proposed budget for FY24.
Note: We will review the Summer Instructor Program Report of providers who only offered Summer 2022 programs.
Current Providers–defined as those who are providing a program with After School Matters during the current program year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023)–should submit a Fall Instructor Program Report, which captures notable teen/program highlights and other reflection questions about the current program session.
Current Providers interested in proposing a new program with a different content area or focus should click on the “Rolling Interest process tab” above and submit a Rolling Interest form.
Please expect to receive an Employee Instructor Renewal Interest questionnaire from our HR department during the 1st week of January 2023. These questionnaires are due on January 20, 2023. Completing the form will inform our HR and Programs team of your intent to return for ASM’s next program year (Summer 2023 through Spring 2024). Next steps will be provided for each Employee Instructor after the Renewal Interest questionnaire is submitted.
Please expect to receive a CBO Update form from our Renewal/PQC department during the 1st week of January 2023. These forms are due on January 20, 2023. Completing the form will inform our Contracts and Programs team of any CBO informational changes and of your intent to return for ASM’s next program year (Summer 2023 through Spring 2024). Next steps will be provided after the CBO Update form is submitted.
The Renewal Process for Current Program Providers is a three-step process:
1. Use your YPQA data, site visit forms, program profile and your program improvement plan (if applicable) to answer questions in the Fall Instructor Program Report, due on December 22, 2022. Additionally, please consider any discussions you may have had with your Program Specialist as you respond. Note: We will review the Summer Instructor Program Report of providers who only offered Summer 2022 programs.
2. Employee Instructors (EI): Submit the Renewal Interest Questionnaire (from HR Department) before January 20, 2023.
Community Based Organizations (CBO): Submit the CBO Update form (from Renewal/PQC Department) before January 20, 2023.
3. Providers will be asked to propose an FY24 budget due on February 10, 2023 if ASM chooses to pursue your program.
Completion of the Instructor Program Report, EI Renewal questionnaire or CBO Update form, and proposed FY24 program budget, in no way guarantees that your program will be renewed and that you/your organization will run programs for After School Matters.
After assessing our funding and renewal options, we will communicate renewal decisions in Mid-March 2024. Employee Instructors will receive communication from our HR Department, while CBOs will receive notifications from Contracts/PQC department.
|December 22, 2022||
Deadline for Current Program Providers to submit Fall Instructor Program Report
January 20, 2023
Deadline for Employee Instructors (EIs) to submit Renewal questionnaire to HR; Deadline for Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to submit Update form to Contracts/PQC
|February 10, 2023||
Deadline for Current Program Providers to submit proposed FY24 program budget
|January – Early March 2023||Programs Staff review Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 Instructor program report and other program-related data/documents; conduct Renewal Decision Meetings when needed|
|Late February – Early March 2023||Program selections are finalized|
|Mid-March – April 2023||
Program decisions and notifications sent
Tentative Program Dates
|Early July 2023||Summer 2023 Programs Begin|
|Mid-August 2023||Summer 2023 Programs End|
|Late September/Early October 2023||Fall 2023 Programs Begin|
|Mid-December 2023||Fall 2023 Programs End|
|Late February 2024||Spring 2024 Programs Begin|
|Late May 2024||Spring 2024 Programs End|
After School Matters will continue to respond to inquiries about the Renewal Application process. Questions can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.