AFTERSCHOOL IN

Illinois


Afterschool programs in Illinois keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Illinois is high

529k

In 2019, 529,206 children (26%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Illinois

Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:

77%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

80%

Helping kids build life skills

82%

Giving working parents peace of mind

72%

Engaging in STEM learning

Illinois parents strongly support afterschool

89%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federal funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.

TODAY

FY 2021

49,802*

of kids enrolled in Illinois afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$49,802,313

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

53,794

kids served in Illinois

$53,793,686

to Illinois

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

* This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

Learn More about Afterschool in Illinois

Illinois Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Susan Stanton
Afterschool for Children and Teens Now (ACT Now) Coalition (IL)
One North Dearborn
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
312-877-0725
StantonS@actnowillinois.org
http://www.actnowillinois.org/

AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Ambassador for 2019-20
Teresa Dothard-Campbell
Lights ON for Learning/ Glenview Middle School
3100 7th Street
East Moline, IL 61244
309-755-1919 x232
tcampbell@emsd37.org

Ambassador for 2019-20
Kenny Riley
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
2929 W 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
773-521-1600 x123
Kriley@carolerobertsoncenter.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Tammera Holmes
AeroStar Avion Institute
18270 Anthony Avenue
County Club Hills, IL 60478
(708) 646-4300
tholmes@aerostarcorp.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Rise' Jones
Hamilton Wings
14 Crescent St
Elgin, IL 60123-6268
(847) 697-0876 x3
jonesrdjones@aol.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Nate Clark
John Deere Foundation
One John Deere Place
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 748-7960
clarkcnathan@johndeere.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Roslind Blasingame-Buford
LINK Unlimited Scholars
2221 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-5465
rbuford@linkunlimited.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Priscilla Steinmetz
The Bridge Teen Center
15555 S. 71st Court
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 532-0500
priscilla@thebridgeteencenter.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jorge Perez
YMCA of the USA
101 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 872-9622
jperez@ymcaswil.org

Since 2005, members of the Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have been building support and resources for quality afterschool programs.

Caucus members in your state:

Rep Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)

Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL)

Rep Dan Lipinski (D-Il)

Rep Danny Davis (D-IL)

Sen Richard Durbin (D-IL)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.

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