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After School Matters

Yoga for Self-Regulation of At-Risk Children

Rob Schware | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I would like kids to understand that they can do yoga anytime, anywhere, no matter how old they are. I also hope that yoga practice empowers them physically, mentally, and emotionally to be the best version of themselves that they are capable of being at any given moment."

What Would Maggie Daley Say About Her Park?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

We need a priority check. Both mayors should understand, Chicago will never be world-class if the gangs keep shooting; Chicago priorities and values should be safety first, education second, parks third.

I Remember Maggie Daley ... a Muse for the Arts in Chicago

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I know the word muse is an overused term for people who inspire creativity in others, but I find it appropriate to use when I remember the spirit of Maggie Daley and her commitment to the youth of Chicago.

Mrs. Maggie Daley

Hermene Hartman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Some people teach us how to live, some people teach us how to rise to the occasion, and some people teach us how to die. She taught it all. She was a cultural force in this city.

Daley Calls City Audit On Donations To Charity ‘Insult To My Wife'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley on Monday denounced as "disgraceful" and a "personal insult to my wife" an internal audit concluding that recipients of ...

After School Matters To Cut Student Paychecks By 75 Percent

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Students in Chicago's After School Matters program, which supports student participation in after school enrichment programs by providing participants...

Did Mayor Daley Favor Wife Maggie's Non-Profit? Audit Suggests So

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

A review of tax increment financing (TIF) public benefits clauses and charitable donations released Tuesday by Inspector General Joe Ferguson alleges ...

Let It Rain!

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Yes it did , and no doubt next it will be snow. We had a horrible day here last Wednesday, cold, wet, winter.....and not the thing to go out in if a...

Chicago's After School Matters Gives Students Apprenticeships

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chicago's first lady Maggie Daley recognizes the importance of introducing young people to hobbies and opportunities outside of the classroom. In 1991...

City Hall's Favorite Charity

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In just a few years, Mayor Daley's wife has built one of the fastest-growing charities in Illinois. The charity -- After School Matters -- has seen i...