Before & After School

Before & After School

Kids need a safe place to learn, grow, and have fun after school.

An increasing number of young people are left unsupervised both when school lets out and during summer months which could have dangerous consequences for many Chicago youth. That’s why Marillac St. Vincent has invested resources into building robust programming for school-age kids.

Our school-age program is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). The program is year-round, Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-6:00 PM. The program is before school and after school during the school year, with full-day care when schools are closed. During the summer, kids automatically transition into our full-day summer camp.

Enrollment is easy! Our onsite admissions specialists will guide you through every step of the process, and help orient you and your child to the program.


  • Children Kindergarten through age 12

Our Program at a Glance

  • Nutritious breakfasts and tasty after school snacks
  • Nurturing safe environment
  • Tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Field trips, cultural events, family days
  • Parent conferences, Open House
  • Outdoor play area
  • Sports
  • Special needs

Additional Information

  • 1:20 teacher/child ratio with maximum group size of 30 children
  • Bus service for select schools (see complete list for both centers below)
  • Services before and after school (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)


Marillac St. Vincent does provide bus transportation to and from our centers for children enrolled in our Before & After School Program, for the following schools:

Marillac Social Center (west side location):

  • Dodge Elementary School
  • Willa Cather Elementary School
  • Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy
  • Learn Charter Campbell
  • Learn Charter Herro
  • Learn Charter 7
  • Learn Charter 8
  • Learn Charter Excel
  • Learn Charter Romano Butler
  • Leif Ericson Scholastic Academy
  • Michael Faraday Elementary School
  • Providence St. Mel School

St. Vincent de Paul Center (north side location)

  • Oscar Mayer Magnet School
  • Walter L. Newberry Math & Science Academy (afternoon bus transportation only)
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
  • Hamilton Elementary School (afternoon transportation only)
  • Franklin Elementary (afternoon transportation only)
  • Manierre Elementary School (afternoon transportation only)

Youth Services By the numbers

We guide children toward a lifelong love of learning by providing them with an invironment that fosters emotional, interpersonal, and cognitive development


children served in our school age programs


children participated in Hope Jr.


young men participated in the Mayor’s Mentoring program