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  • May 09, 2019 Events

    May 3rd, 2019 Demonstration & Rally

    Major call for help and safety for our youth. In the past week, 3 students in 3 community based high schools have been shot and killed. They had been out of school and were doing exactly what they should by re-enrolling back in school and working towards earning their high school diploma. We support the Governor's and the state legislative leaders' push for more funding to provide education and employment for out of school and jobless youth so they will have the opportunity to become successful adults.
  • January 23, 2019 Events

    Laugh, Drink, Give! - Lagunita's Fundraiser

    Join the Alternative Schools Network on March 26th for a MLB pre-season fund raising event where every beer you drink will help create futures for Chicago communities. Enjoy food, fun, music, raes and of course delicious Lagunitas beer from 5:30pm - 8:30pm at Lagunitas Brewing Co. located at 2607 W 17th St
  • May 11, 2018

    May 14th, 2018 Press Conference

    Join the ASN, Congressman Bobby Rush, Congressman Danny Davis, Democratic Congressional Candidate Chuy Garcia, and key community and business leaders for this important press conference.
  • Mar 26, 2018

    Leadership Conference: Who's the Hero in Your Story

    March 16-17 Leadership Conference - Who is the Hero in Your Story: A View Through Asset Framing This is an opportunity for you to strengthen and build relationships with school leaders as well as have discussion…
  • Aug 09, 2017

    Comedy Show - A Laugh Out Loud Fundraiser

    Come join the Alternative School Network for an evening of laughter at our 2nd Annual Comedy Show Fundraiser. We have a night full of Chicago's best comedians, cash bar, and a silent auction. Comedians include Leon…
  • Jul 19, 2017

    The Cost Of Jobs by Chip Mitchell for WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

    Officials say jobs are key to reducing violence, but they're not facing the scale. So, WBEZ took a crack at the calculations.
  • Filmmakers Angelo Ross, Sierra Blackman, and Briona Barker-Davis won the CHICAGO Award by the Chicago International Film Festival’s CineYouth Festival for their short film, “Welcome to the Peace House.” Angelo credits his passion for film and his mentors with helping him achieve his dreams. Photo courtesy of Community TV Network
    Jun 28, 2017

    From taking the wrong path in high school, to making films that uplift a community

    Meet Angelo Ross, one of five teens spotlighted by Allstate at the Aspen Ideas Festival
  • Jun 12, 2017

    The High Costs for Out of School and Jobless Youth in Chicago and Cook County

    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…
  • May 26, 2017

    Youth Jobs: A Smart Investment

    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…