Alternative Schools Network
The Alternative Schools Network (ASN) is a not-for profit organization in Chicago working to provide quality education for everyone with a specific emphasis on inner-city children, youths and adults. Since 1973, the ASN has been active in supporting community-based and community run programs to develop and expand needed education, training and support services, particularly in Chicago's inner-city neighborhoods. In addition to supporting direct services, the ASN has been a strong, consistent and effective advocate for community based and run services whereby the people involved are active participants in developing and running programs--not passive recipients of services. To shape policies and programs that support community based and governed programs, the ASN is an advocate at the national, state, and city levels. The ASN has built an impressive track record of operating successful education, employment and support service programs.