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1st of April 2019

Applications Now Open for Opportunities with After School Matters®

New winter programs available and nearly 7,000 program opportunities offered spring 2019 After School Matters® is now excepting applications for spring 2019 programs, which will begin the week of February 12. Students can choose from more than 400 programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM offered at various Chicago public high schools, […]


22nd of March 2019

ComEd Leaders Help Further Students’ STEM Skills at Immersive Workshop

This past weekend ComEd hosted fifty Chicagoland freshman students at the Art Institute of Chicago to further develop their STEM skills and enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of energy, smart-city technologies and sustainability. This session is a part of the ComEd HFS Chicago Scholars STEM Program that launched in December, offered exclusively to students […]


Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Has Openings for High School Young Men 14 to 19 Years Old

Do you know a child who is struggling at home or in school? Have they faced difficult experiences, such as grief, loss, unstable living environments, or traumatic events? Mercy Home might be the solution to help these kids.


26th of February 2019

Teens: Work outside this summer!

Keep Chicago parks clean & beautiful as a Landscape Junior Laborer The Chicago Park District is currently hiring teens age 16 & up as Landscape Junior Laborers. Work outside under supervision caring for lawns, walks, drives and outdoor spaces. Plant seeds, flowers or shrubs. Assist in cleaning parks with occasional work indoors. Apply now! We […]


19th of February 2019

Apply for the Financial Assistance Discount for Summer Day Camp

The Chicago Park District has limited funds available to provide financial assistance for families who wish to enroll in the summer day camp program, but are unable to afford the full price of camp.  If approved, Financial Assistance will cover half of the camp cost.  Customers are responsible for paying the other half. Financial assistance is […]


5th of February 2019

High School Student Star Brooks Awarded Union League Boys & Girls Club Scholarship

Star Brooks, a resident of Humboldt Park, has been awarded a $4,000 collegiate scholarship from the Union League Boys & Girls Club.


1st of February 2019

High School Student De’Janae Phillips Awarded $10k Scholarship

De’Janae Phillips, a resident of Humboldt Park, has been awarded the $10,000 Horatio Alger State Scholarship. This award is given to outstanding young people pursuing increased opportunities through higher education in spite of adversity. “This scholarship award means so much to me because it recognizes not only the hard work I’ve put into my academic studies […]


20th of September 2018

Chicago Dental Society Launches Oral Safety Campaign

Raising visibility for oral health and safety through the promotion of mouthguard use among young athletes is the goal of Protect and Play, a new public education program the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) announced today. Through Protect and Play, CDS — a professional dental association that promotes oral health as key to overall health — […]


28th of June 2018

Rowe-Clark’s 1st Annual Summer Academy

Looking for a summer academy to enroll your child in? Well, come and join Rowe-Clark’s 1st Annual Summer Academy. The program is for 3 weeks (July 9th-27th) 8:30am-3:00pm. Our main purpose for this program is to get kids in this community off the streets and provide a secure spot parents could drop their kids off […]


4th of June 2018

Sign up now for Alvin Ailey Dance Camp

AileyCamp Chicago uses the magic of dance to touch the lives of youth through a FREE camp presented by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Chicago Park District. About Ailey Camp Alvin Ailey believed that dance is for everybody. AileyCamp represents a vital component of Alvin Ailey’s vision: using the power of dance to […]