After School Matters Program
After School Matters (ASM) was born through the passion and commitment of Maggie Daley. Her optimism, devotion and courageous spirit will live on through the tens of thousands of teens whose future are now brighter because of her commitment to their lives and potential. In her famous words “ After School Matters… it really does.”
The Ensemble Español (EE) partners with ASM all year round, alongside our in resident partner, Northeastern Illinois University and the Department of Music and Dance Program and Steinmetz High School.
EE provides hundreds of Chicago high school students the opportunity to learn the history, culture and professional theatrical art form of Spanish dance in the classical, folkloric and Flamenco styles. Our professional dancers/educators,support teens’ growth and development in an intentional and meaningful way providing them the opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond.