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Family Matters connects youth and their families to opportunities that matter -- relationships, resources and real-world experiences. We have been working in the North of Howard neighborhood of Rogers Park in Chicago for over 28 years. Family Matters offers a variety of programs during after-school hours that focus on individual goal-setting (both personal and academic) and foster strong communication and social-emotional skills. ... learn more

Upcoming Events

  1. Family Matters Gala
    April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Latest Blog Posts

Ofelia and Silvina have three children at Family Matters. Francesca is a member of the Teen Girls Program, Alexis attends the Teen Boys Program, and Nathan is in the Family Connections program. They share: “Family Matters is a place where we have fun doing our homework; where we are learning how to be strong and positive; where we discovered a world full of possibilities; and where our kids are safe, happy and better people. Family Matters is a place where, … read more

Mason and Madison attend the Family Connections program. Their mother Theresa, an alumni of Family Matters, shares: “I have been a member of Family Matters for 20 years. I started out in the Teen Girls Program​ and became a member of the​ ​L​eadership ​C​orp​s​ and ​the Board of Directors. Family Matters has played a very important role in my life ​through​ the philosophies and leadership skills I have learned​ there​. It has groomed me to be the woman and mother … read more

John is in 8th grade and attends the Teen Boys Program and Evening Tutoring. His mother, Anna, shares: “Family Matters offers my son and me a community where we can both offer help and get help. I wanted John to be part of something where he felt like he belonged, not just where he attended or showed up — a place that really fostered relationships, connections and values about accountability and leadership in a very intentional way. The Teen Boys … read more