Stray Bullets

Stray Bullets is an original music video produced by CTVN After School Matters Apprentices. It portrays how stray bullets can take an innocent person’s life and the negative effect on the community after a life is taken. This video sheds some light on the effects of gun violence in Chicago Read more…

We Part of the People Too

Miles Johnson, CTVN’s exceptionally talented young producer from Prologue Early College, wrote and directed this powerful music video. As Miles puts it in the video: “…bright intellectuals, now it’s the time. Time for what? For the positive grind”… Music: “I dunno” by grapes, released under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 Read more…

Screenprinting at Gallery 37

Join students at John Houston Academy as they take a trip down to the Loop at After School Matter’s state-of-the-art Gallery 37, when teens from all over the city learn about screen printing, creativity, and technique. Be sure to follow and like us!

Hard Cover: Day of the Dead

First episode in a series celebrating Hard Cover’s 25 year legacy of documenting the people’s history. This video re-releases “Day of the Dead”, produced in 1999, that tells the story, through the testimonials of youth, artist and Pilsen residents of this Mexican holiday and its roots in the community. Be Read more…

Hard Cover Trailer: Kuumba Lynx

Kuumba Lynx (KL) is an Arts and Education Organization founded in 1996 by three women, J. Villegas, L. Garcia, & J. Bullie. Their mission is working to provide access to programs that preserve, promote and present urban arts & culture. KL seeks to empower youth and their communities by employing Read more…

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