Alternative Schools Network

The Alternative Schools Network envisions a global community where every individual has access to equal educational and employment opportunities. Working in partnership with community-based organizations & schools, the Alternative Schools Network will re-engage a diverse community of learners to actualize their true academic potential & personal goals by promoting educational innovation, workforce opportunities & civic participation for future leadership and service.
Our goal is to ensure that youth and young adults receive engaging and positive academic and wraparound programs and experiences, both during and after school, in order to:
Increase Graduation: Increase the likelihood youth will stay in school and graduate.
Violence Reduction: Reduce exposure to violence and chances of incarceration.
Prison Reduction: Offer an alternative to the school-to-prison pipeline for at-risk youth.
College Prep: Prepare youth with essential skills for continuing on to college and earning a living wage.
Job Prep: Provide a successful transition to the workforce.
Civic Engagement: Develop skills necessary to be productive and empowered citizens.
Leadership Development: Positively impact communities through cost savings, increased safety, leadership development and ensuring a strong foundation for the future workforce.
Mainstreaming The Margins: Create a future for marginalized youth.

Location:Chicago, IL


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