Number of students enrolled in public school system: 420,982
Number of public schools: 623, including charter schools
Demographics of School System:
» American Indian: .1%
» Asian: 3.2%
» Hispanic: 37.6%
» African American: 48.6%
» White: 8.1%
» Students identified as limited-English-proficient : 13.7%
» Students receiving Special Education Services: 13.8%
» Students eligible for free / reduced price lunch: 85.6%
Year Founded: 2000
Total Budget: $25.3 million (FY 2006)
» Public: 82%
» Private: 18%
After School Matters uses a network of school and community partnerships to provide programming.
Number of Programs: 550 to 600 programs operate each semester, and 250 to 300 operate during the summer.
Number of Youth Served: ASM serves more than 13,000 teens per year, many of whom enroll for more than one fall, spring or summer cycle. The three cycles provide a total of 23,000 program opportunities for youth.
Ages of Youth Served: High School (14 to 19; students with special needs up to 21)
ASM was founded by Maggie Daley, wife of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who has been a major supporter of its work. Of the 82% of ASM's revenue that comes from public sources, 51% is from the city government and 31% is from public partners.