School Age Program


The School Age program meets the needs of 118 children ages 5-12 years old who attend local public schools. At our West Town location, teachers from Onward House pick children up from both Mitchell and Talcott schools. At our Belmont Cragin location, teachers pick up children from Schubert.

GirlThe School Age Program is a state subsidized program that provides children opportunities that foster independence, positive language skills, teach social and team building skills as well as expose children to a variety of activities that promote creativity as well as improve academic skills. Weekly activities include cooking, arts and crafts, computer literacy and sports. Children also attend field trips on a regular basis which include trips to museums, zoos, roller skating, bowling and water parks.

Fees operate on a sliding scale.

Hours of operation: 1:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on school days; 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on holidays and school breaks.

Eligibility Requirements:

For more information about eligibility and enrollment procedures, contact Donna Webb at (312) 666-6726 or dwebb@onwardhouse.org

Our Mission

The mission of Onward Neighborhood House is to empower families and individuals in need to achieve their full potential in a community-based setting through participant-driven educational, recreational and social service programs.

Onward House Locations

West Town
600 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Ph: 312.666.6726
Fax: 312.666.6735

Belmont Cragin
5423 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Ph: 773.622.3215
Fax: 773.622.4074