MISSION AND VISION
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides free, comprehensive, after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life.
Our vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go on to college, to find careers they love and to give back to their communities.
ASAS Chicago was established in 2002 and is the largest chapter in the ASAS National Network. Founded on a partnership between Arnold Schwartzanegger, our Founder and Arne Duncan, former CEO of Chicago Public School and US Secretary of Education. Originally housed in Chicago Public Schools, ASAS Chicago makes it possible for 30,000 students in over 165 schools participate in free, high-quality, after- school programs. Over the past 15 years, ASAS Chicago evolved to provide a spectrum of after-school programming ranging from comprehensive school sites to individual initiatives to camps. Dewey School in the Englewood neighborhood is the first school to implement ASAS’s comprehensive model and serves a model school in two ways; 1) through our traditional program model that is improving the educational, health, and career readiness outcomes for over 100 pre-k -8 grade students; and 2) piloting programs and showcasing what great after school programs can look like when they have enough time and resources.