By Michelle Morales, Associate Director, ASN
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the state’s only network of small, community-based alternative high schools – the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).
On Thursday, November 13th, 2014 the ASN celebrated its 40th with a gala event held at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Over 270 people were in attendance and 25 legislators (Aldermen, State Representatives and State Senators) were awarded for their continued support of the ASN and programming that services youth who dropped out of traditional educational settings. Among the legislators awarded were Senator Iris Martinez and State Representative Cynthia Soto. It was an incredible event that highlighted the work of an incredible organization – one that continues to service disenfranchised youth and communities.
For more information on the Alternative Schools Network and it’s programming, please visit www.asnchicago.org.