Alternative Schools Network Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

By: Ashmar Mandou

The Alternative Schools Network (ASN), a non-for-profit organization in Chicago that works with inner-city children, youth, and adults, recently celebrated ASN’s 40 years of re-enrolling former out of school youth at a gala on November 13th at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. The gala highlighted dedicated educators who have worked tirelessly alongside students over the past 40 years. At the gala, attendees witnessed the work of students from Innovations High School, Sullivan House High School, CCA Academy, El Cuarto Ano High School, and Prologue High School. Among the attendees were Illinois State Senators John Cullerton (D-6), Willie Delgado (D-2), and Iris Martinez (D-20) and Illinois State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24). Gala sponsors included: Allstate, Linden Group, Circle Foundation, Youth Connections Charter School, and Northeastern Illinois University, among a few. For more information on ASN, visit

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