Spring 2016 Program Showcase at SRBCC

Date: Thursday, May 12th (5:00-7:30 p.m.)

Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago)

Our Spring Showcase is coming up soon! We’re delighted that Chicago Kaleidoscopes will be among several After School Matters programs that will be participating in this Showcase, and as with the Showcases during the Summer and Fall 2015 Showcases, SRBCC is hosting this event.

This will be another excellent opportunity for CK teens to demonstrate their talents, meet teens in other ASM programs, and have a fun time at the wonderful Hermosa-based arts  organization SRBCC.


Spring 2016 Program Showcase



opportunities for teens (mid-March update)

Teens, here are some more opportunities —

NPS contest


ASM Arts and Tech Fair at SRBCC

Mark your calendars! You’re invited —

After School Matters Arts and Tech Fair

Date: Saturday, April 9th (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60639)

Chicago Kaleidoscopes is excited to be participating in the upcoming ASM Arts and Tech Fair! CK teens will be performing poetry and fiction. The fair will feature presentations and performances by Chicago teens, interactive workshops, and innovative projects with the following participating organizations: Chicago City of Learning, Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba Program hosted by SRBCC, Level Up Youth Maker Space, Spoken Word Academy of Chicago, Nature Museum TEENS (Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum), Chicago Kaleidoscopes, Digital Youth Network, and Smart Chicago Collaborative. Attendees can also find out about registering for After School Matters’ summer 2016 programs. The ASM Arts and Tech Fair is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Note: Check out this article about the ASM Arts and Tech Fair that was published on the After School Matters website!






ChiTeen Lit Fest

When: Saturday, April 16th

Where: Columbia College Chicago (600 S. Michigan Ave.)

Chicago Kaleidoscopes looks forward to participating in the upcoming Chicago Teen Literary Festival. In the upcoming weeks CK teens will be developing literary works and performance pieces that will be performed during CTLT. Each teen needs to register for ChiTeen Lit Fest via this link.

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Summer 2015 Showcase at SRBCC

Yesterday’s showcase at SRBCC was wonderful. CK teens performed with teens in the Bomba ASM program, and we watched teens in the Bomba program perform. It was a fun way to end the program, and parents and siblings of CK teens came to enjoy the event. In addition, we had several interactive stations at SRBCC where everyone could be creative — such as contribute to the Multimedia Archway and  have fun with the Time Machine Typewriter.

Click here to read the Chicago Kaleidoscopes Anthology.