School-Age

We provide a second home during after-school hours—and all day most school holidays and throughout the summer—so your child can explore interests, develop positive relationships and build the skills and resilience they need to thrive.

For children ages 5–12

Academics

Our school-age educators offer your child help with homework during the school year and assist with learning retention over the summer months. We also work with you and your child to identify areas for improvement, establish goals and provide extra support to help them grow academically.

Hours:

After-School:
2:00–6:00 pm

Summer/School Holidays:
7:30 am–5:30 pm

See Schedule for Special Events

Location:

West Town – House
West Town – Center
De Diego Community Academy

Contact:

Evelyn Corona
Intake Coordinator

ecorona@eriehouse.org
(312) 432-2218

Health & Wellness

We provide healthy snacks each day (breakfast and lunch during our full-day schedule) and regular opportunities for active play and exercise. Students also have access to health education through our Super H initiative as well as social-emotional support and counseling delivered by graduate interns through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Hours:

After-School:
2:00–6:00 pm

Summer/School Holidays:
7:30 am–5:30 pm

See Upcoming Events

Location:

West Town – House
West Town – Center
De Diego Community Academy

Contact:

Evelyn Corona
Intake Coordinator

ecorona@eriehouse.org
(312) 432-2218

Clubs

Our clubs meet for 8-10 weeks at a time and create spaces for your child to dig deeper into a particular subject area or activity and have fun while learning. Club topics vary—from cooking to basketball to origami—according to student interests and areas of expertise our school-age educators bring to the program.

Hours:

After-School:
2:00–6:00 pm

Summer/School Holidays:
7:30 am–5:30 pm 

See Schedule for Special Events

Location:

West Town – House
West Town – Center
De Diego Community Academy

Contact:

Evelyn Corona
Intake Coordinator

ecorona@eriehouse.org
(312) 432-2218

Volunteer

You can provide academic and social-emotional support to school-age children as they learn and grow. 

READS Tutor

Help children in grades 1–3 develop literacy skills that are critical to academic success. 

Ideal Commitment: 2 days/week, 30–60 min/day

Homework Helper

Spend one-on-one homework time with a youth between the ages of 5 and 12.

Ideal Commitment: 1 day/week, 30–60 min

Intern

Gain valuable experience while making an impact on students in our program. 

Ideal Commitment: At least 2 days/week, 2-3 hours/day

OUR IMPACT

71% of students

maintained a GPA

above 3.0

or improved their GPA

42 students

participated in a

10-week health education initiative

99% of K–6 parents

achieved

at least one of their goals

set at the beginning of the year

See What We Do: Fun at Summer Camp

PROGRAM NEWS & EVENTS

News

Jul 29 2020

The ECE CEO Roundtable: Invest in our children at birth to build racial equity

Download the op-ed here. En Español aquí. Now is the time for radical change to ensure our children ...

Apr 16 2020

Erie House Expanded Learning Programs (ELP) Connect Families to Educational Activities and Critical Resources

In Erie House Expanded Learning Programs (ELP), students aged 5 through 18 have access to after-school and out-of-school ...

Events

There are no upcoming program events at this time.