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June 12th Press Conference - Illinois and the U.S. are losing an estimated $9.5 billion in future tax revenue, as tens of thousands of out-of-school youth who lack a high school diploma can’t find work. Today a news conference with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-2); Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10); and Chicago Ald. Patrick O'Connor (Ward 40) addressed findings in the report The High Costs for Out of School & Jobless Youth in Chicago and Cook County.

Friday, 26 May 2017 15:12

Youth Jobs: A Smart Investment

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CITY COUNCIL AND COUNTY BOARD COME TOGETHER TO ADDRESS CRISIS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
“Nothing Builds a Future Like a Job”

Alderman Patrick O’Connor (40th Ward) and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District) who chair the Chicago City Council Workforce & Audit Committee and the Cook County Workforce, Housing & Community Development Committee respectively will address in a public hearing the barriers young people face finding a job in Cook County and policy initiatives to improve the outlook for these young people.

The ASN Youth Resilience Project is dedicated to the cause of bringing knowledge, awareness, and support to schools around issues associated with youth trauma.

“More Jobs, Less Violence: Connecting Youth to a Brighter Future,” is the title of the 2017 Youth Employment Hearing sponsored by Alternative Schools Network and held at the Chicago Urban League on January 30, 2017. Other co-sponsors of the hearing include Chicago Area Project, Youth Connection Charter School, Westside Health Authority, Black United Fund of IL, National Youth Advocate Program, La Casa Norte, Lawrence Hall, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Heartland Alliance and Metropolitan Family Services. Each of these groups work directly with young people, providing mentorship and employment related opportunities. Elected officials from federal, state and local government attended to hear the data presented and the voices of young people who testified on their experiences related to employment. This report, produced by UIC’s Great Cities Institute, provides a supplement to the voices of the young people and those that work with them.

Thursday, 02 June 2016 14:16

2016 Graduation Schedule

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Congratulation to the Class of 2016!

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"- Nelson Mandela

 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:06

Awaken Chicago Conference

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ASN is a sponsor of Awaken Chicago conference which will take place Friday, April 29- Sunday, May 1st at the University of Chicago. 

Awaken Chicago will provide opportunities for you and your students to connect, to learn, and to act. Through breakout sessions, participants will learn about how inner peace and social action work together to create community.  Drawing on ancient traditions and the latest research, participants will hear from top keynote speakers how to unlock the power of our own sense of worth.

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