School Age Program

The School Age program meets the needs of 58 children ages 5-12 years old who attend local public schools. In Belmont Cragin, teachers from Onward House pick children up from Schubert Elementary School.

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 Darica Charles at (773) 622-3215 or

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

Administrative Offices
5413 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

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

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