After-school resource offices of the Chicago Public Schools and CPS freq. called numbers

Presented by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Schools Committee and the HPKCC website
Join the Schools Committee- Chair Nancy Baum, 773 288-5464, Schools Committee homepage. Join the Conference.

Visit these next:
Afterschool pages portal and basic information

Afterschool Expanded Youth programs expanded includes CPS and local school programs in context with links.
(Alpha printable pdf) HPKCC Youth Programs Database

Education and Schools Resources Directory for educators and parents, including the Assets/Promises-Building programs

After School Matters (with DFSS)- Ages 6-18. Includes summer meals! Centers- ours is in the 4th CPS Region. Get academic suport, health, Use the "Program Locator"

Teens: Apply Now For Fall Programs


Teens who are at least 14 years of age and currently enrolled in a Chicago Public Schools high school are encouraged to apply. Visit the web site for further eligibility requirements.


After-school programs for students- Chicago Public Schools offices.

(Note: provision of at least some these programs is, in the observation of this website and the HPKCC Schools Committee, not evenly provided or distributed across the area and is related to disadvantaged pupils in the various schools and availability of willing and not too expensive partners.)

Modified from the Hyde Park Herald, August 19, 2009 with insertions from the Afterschool database page

After School Matters (CPS)


After School Matters (ASM) offers students hands-on career experiences and job training. Students can take part in arts, sports, technology, communications and science programs. With determination and good attendance, students can move up the ASM ladder of opportunity from Club37 programs to pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and internships. All the programs below are under the umbrella of the CPS Office of Extended Learning Opporunities [except parts of programs in [] ]. See Main contacts for CPS Afterschool/Office of Extended Learning Opportunities. Their website has lots of direct contacts and program downloads.


Program benefits:


After School Matters, 125 S. Clark Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60703
773 553-2108

[Further details, being further updated and verified, from Afterschool page:

After School Matters. Offers teens ages 14 and up hands-on job training in arts, sports, technology, communications and science. 66 E. Randolph St, 4th Floor. 312 742-4182. Partners with individual providers and individual schools. Type, depth and coverage vary greatly.
After School Matters paid apprenticeships in arts, technology (sometimes as young as 14 with permission and for stipend). 312 793-2804, Visit also "Application information", 312 742-4182.

NFP ASM: Partners with the City incl. Library and Cultural Affairs, CPS, Park District, DCFS. gallery37, science37, sports37, tech37, and words37 programs and other drop-in clubs are Offers teens ages 14 and up hands-on job training in arts, sports, technology, communications and science generally in partnership with neighborhood providers and resources. Invests in teen development and leadership and widened career horizon and development of marketable skills. 66 E. Randolph St, 4th Floor. Marcella Simmons, 312 742-4182,, Program L. Torres. Updated contacts and specifics being sought. 41 high schools serving over 7,300 students. Arts, technology, sports, communication. Out of School community programs. None in this part of Area 4. Closest and highly recommended are Chicago Area Project at Kennicott Park (4344 S. Lake Park), MAGIC at Hyde Park High (outstanding), and Sunshine Gospel Ministries (map shows at c Cottage and 63rd, but the phones do not). Marcella Simmons, Updated contacts and specifics being sought.

Related but not the same: CPS After School Matters (ASM) (more above)-part of Office of Extended Learning Opportunities. For a somewhat different constellation, see Afterschool page, section called CPS Afterschool and Office of Extended Learning Opportunities. (has lots of program downloads). 125 S. Clark St. 12th Floor (also given as 10th), 60603, 773 553-2108, 773-553-3590. OELO Program Director Michelle Appleton-Walker Community Schools Initiative Collene Coyle Registration is at the schools, Aug. 20-Sept. 27 for year-round schools, Sept. 4-Oct. 12 2009 for regular year schools. OELO/OASCSP supports six after school initiatives:
o After-School All-Stars Chicago
o After School Counts
o After School Matters
o Community Schools Initiative
o Supplemental Educational Services
o Tuition-Based After School
Youth take part in activities that offer positive relationships, skills that translate to the workplace and exposure to career and educational opportunities. Invests in teen development and leadership and widened career horizon and development of marketable skills. Programs range from Club37 by stages through apprenticeships and internships. Details in Office of Extended Learning Opportunities section below. Note, the lead times especially for schools and their partners to file is long.

Also related but different and should be called about their programs:
Chicago Police Department districts- Explorers.
Some Chicago Park District programs pay: JETS (Junior Earth Team)
Mayor's Office of Workforce Development. 312 746-7777.
Closest Youth Workforce Development Agencies?? :Shorebank Neighborhood Institute, 1817 E. 71st St., 773 363-7007.)
Mayor Daley's NeighborSports ages 14-21 can include internships. Contacts in Recreational.

College Bridge Program


The College Bridge program offers qualified juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Students participate voluntarily after school or in the summer, earning a semester of transferable college credit and a semester of high school elective credit upon completion of the course. CPS and the university partnerships absorb al costs of tuition, books, and transportation.

Several universities offer four-year scholarships to successful College Bridge students. Participating colleges include Chicago State University, the City Colleges of Chicago; DePaul University; Loyola University; National Louis University; Roosevelt University; Northeastern Illinois University; North Park University; Northwestern University; St. Xavier University; University of Chicago; and teh University of Illinois.


[Contacts and broader program at UC (from this site's Afterschool page):

University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program. 3-year after school and school-hours program for selected high school students. Apply/join in freshman year. Judd J-420 or 542, 5835 S. Kimbark. Also Kimberly Ransom, 773 702-2239, or 773 834-2274. College Bridge for Juniors and Seniors is also a part of this program, citywide with many universities partnering. Summer semester of credit in both HS and College included.
TEACH (Training Early Achievers for Careers in Health Research). A major part of Collegiate Scholars Program is this program for juniors as teams to work with doctors and social researchers in clinic and real research. It encourages minorities. Over 50 have so far completed the summer-long program.,



After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a nationally recognized comprehensive after-schools progam that provides students the opportunity for academic, recration, and social enrichment. ASAS allows student to take advanage of a broad array of after-school activities in addition to their academic programs. Each school designs their own schedule, but classes typically include sports, dance, drama, art, music, and service-learning projects.


Program benefits:


125 South Clark Street, 10th Floor, 60603773 553-3590

After School Counts


Afterschool Counts primarily serves students in grades K-8 who need additional academic assistance in over 173 elementary schools citywide. Progam contenat and schedules vary by school, but most operate primarily after school, 3 to 4 times per week for 1 to 1.5 hours per day. On average programs serve 30% of a school's total student population with supplemental academic, enrichment, and recreational progams. a third meal or snack is alos provided for schools that elect this option.


Program benefts:


125 South Clark Street, 10th Floor, 60603
773 553-3590

Community Schools Programs


Community Schools provide academic and social enrichment for students and families. There are about 150 community schools in the CPS district. These schools have formed m ore than 400 partnerships with non-profit organizations across the city. Communty schols ofer a minimum of 12 hours per week of after school activities, including parent programming, health and social services. Most community Schools have programming until 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., and many have Saturday and summer program offerings.


Program benefits:


125 South Clark Street, 10th Floor, 60603773 553-3590

Tuition-based After School


Today, more parents than ever work outside the home, and many struggle to secure adequate after school care for their children. Our tuition-based after school program offers after school care Monday through Friday until at least 6 p.m., and provides parents with the oportunity to enroll their children in enrichment activities such as dance, music, and foreign language instruction on-site at the school.


Program benefits:


125 South Clark Street, 10th Floor, 60603.
773 553-3590

Office of Extended Learning Opportunities-Tutoring/Supplemental Educational Services (SES). Also formerly? known as A.I.M. High. Includes Second Language. A somewhat different constellation was given the HPKCC Schools Committee- see in Afterschool page, section called CPS Afterschool and Office of Extended Learning Opportunities.


Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is a component of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. SES provides additional academic instruction, specifically in reading and math outside of the regular school day to increase sthe academic achievement of students in low-performing schools.

SES is available to al low-income students (based on he free/reduced lunch standard) who attend a school that has not made adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years or more. Students receive this service at no cost to the parent/guardian or school. SES programs are offered by private tuoring companies and the district. SES serves grades first to twelfth, adn is also available to Special Education students and English Language Learners.


Program benefits:


125 South Clark Street, 10th Floor 60603
773 553-3590


CPS frequently called numbers (all 773)

General information 553-1000

Academic Enhancement 553-2060

Area offices-high schools 553-8223

Area Offices-elementary 11, 14, 14 553-8207

Departments- Attendance and Truancy 553-2214

Board of Education 553-1600

Chief Administrative Office 553-2900

Chief Education Office 553-1490

Chief Executive Office 553-1500

Communications 553-1620

Curriculum 553-6180

Early Childhood 553-2010

Education to Careers 553-2400

Elementary Areas adn schools-Office of School Coordination 553-2150

External Affairs/Partnerships 553-1540

External Resources 553-2610

High Schools and HS Programs 553-3540

Human Resources 553-1070

Inspector General 553-9400

Language and Culture 553-1930

Miliatry Academis/JROTC 553-9770

New Schools incl. charter and small 553 1530

School Coordination 553-2150

Specialized Services, students with disabilities 553-1530

Sports Administration 553-8040

Student Records 553-7722 (incl. former)

Student Transportation 553-2860