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

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

Contact Us
Ph: 773.622.3215
Fax: 773.622.4074

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