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  • March 21, 2017 ASN News Edwin Wang

    ASN Takes on Youth Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

    The ASN Youth Resilience Project is dedicated to the cause of bringing knowledge, awareness, and support to schools around issues associated with youth trauma.
  • January 26, 2017 Reports Sussette Hernandez

    More Jobs Less Violence: Youth Employment Hearing 2017

    “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…
  • Jun 02, 2016

    2016 Graduation Schedule

    Congratulation to the Class of 2016! "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"- Nelson Mandela
  • Apr 13, 2016

    Awaken Chicago Conference

    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…
  • Mar 21, 2016

    Stop Violence: Create Youth Jobs

    The Cook County Board’s Workforce, Housing and Community Development Committee, chaired by Commissioner Bridget Gainer will hold a hearing on the crisis of joblessness among the county’s low-income and minority…
  • Jan 21, 2016

    Solution To The Crisis: Youth Employment Hearing

    Despite a growing national economic recovery, a new report by the University of Illinois Chicago Great Cities Institute, Lost: The Crisis Of Jobless And Out Of School Teens and Young Adults In Chicago, Illinois and…
  • Jan 19, 2016

    Laugh for a Cause - Buy Tickets!

    Come join the Alternative School Network for an evening of laughter at a Pre-Valentines Day Comedy Show. Three of Chicago’s top comedians will be there to bring the laughter and entertainment. This event is a…
  • Jan 07, 2016

    Join the Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP)!

    The Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP) provides youth ages 18-24 an opportunity to explore meaningful and productive careers in manufacturing. Simultaneously, the program addresses the critical…
  • Dec 18, 2015

    Laquan McDonald's Classmates Have Watched HIs Videotaped Death, Too (by CBS News)

    It’s been nine days since the video of Laquan McDonald was released. Among the millions viewing the shooting are his classmates. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the killing through the eyes of other teens.…