Family Matters, located in Chicago's North of Howard neighborhood, offers children and families individualized personal development experiences that provide opportunities to find their place in the world and to be a force for positive change. Utilizing our Principles of Leadership – positive thinking and language, peaceful conflict resolution, and illuminating the power of responsible decision-making – we partner with families to design and implement experiential learning programs tailored to their specific needs and interests. Programs range in scope from tutoring and after-school activities for children and teens to broader initiatives such as fitness and health, postsecondary readiness, and environmental stewardship. Our programs engage individuals with the broader community and cultivate responsible citizenship by encouraging personal and collective activism to affect change. For all who call Family Matters home, we offer safe surroundings where individuals can explore, discover, take risks and determine their futures.
1. Family Matters inspires positive individual change.
Since 1987, Family Matters has created opportunities for individuals to develop their leadership skills and to find their place in the world.
2. Family Matters engages individuals with the broader community.
Family Matters cultivates responsible citizenship by encouraging individuals to work personally and collectively as a positive force for change.
3. Family Matters is a home, down the street from home.
In the North of Howard neighborhood, Family Matters offers safe surroundings in which individuals can explore, discover, take risks and create their futures.