Pilsen Community


Pilsen Community Academy offers a variety of programs for both students and parents. From tutoring and English classes, to sports and cooking lessons, there’s something of interest for every individual in our community. All students attending an after school program receive an after school meal from 2:45 – 3:00pm. There are also some morning programs available for students.

Browse through our program list and make sure to check back each quarter for a new and exciting schedule.


*All students attending an after school program receive an after school meal from 2:45 – 3:00pm.

Pilsen Tutoring Program

2nd-8th grades

3:00-4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday

Tutoring is organized by individual classroom and teachers, please contact your child’s teacher for more information about the current schedule and subject areas.

21st Century After School Programs

Fall 2015 Programming: Monday, September 21st – Friday, November 20th

Pilsen Community Academy and America SCORES Chicago work together as a 21st Century Community Learning Center to provide academic enrichment, non-school hour programs, parent workshops, and community resources. School staff and community partners such as Changing Worlds, Girls in the Game, Common Threads, Open Books, and Chicago Cares, collaborate to offer expanded opportunities to families.


  • Students must complete all assigned schoolwork and meet class expectations before enrolling in enrichment classes
  • Space is limited, students will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis
  • Students must submit a completed application with the registration form and parent contract in order to participate
  • Students may join multiple activities as long as they are not in conflict with each other

America SCORES Chicago

3rd-5th, 6th-8th grades

Monday –Thursday with games on select Fridays

America SCORES allows students to practice four days a week: two days writing practice at the school and two days soccer practice. Teams work with their writing coach to explore written and spoken word. 3rd-5th grade students will create a team poem and 6th-8th grade students will produce an original music video. Student will work with their soccer coach to learn soccer skills, healthy habits, and prepare for soccer games. The season culminates with awards and presentations at the Annual Community Poetry SLAM on Friday, November 20th.

Flag Football

5th-8th grade

Friday, 3:00-4:00pm

Students learn the basic skills of flag football with Coach Sanders.

The Craft Club

2nd – 4th Grade

Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm

Students will work with Ms. Carol and Ms. Jill to create a different craft project to take home that helps develop motor skills and art skills and allows the students to get in touch with their creative side!


3rd-5th grade, Tuesday, 3:00-4:30pm

The club helps students sharpen their dribbling, passing, and shooting skills with Coach Sanders.

Basic Cooking Skills & World Cuisine

3rd-5th grade

Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm

Chef Angela helps students feel like they’re traveling around the world by teaching them how to make a traditional dinner from a different country each week. *This class is open to all 3,4,5th grade students.

Computer Graphic Design

5-8th grade

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:30pm

In this bi-weekly club, students learn the techniques and artistry behind computer-generated design and graphic arts. This afterschool program teaches youth vital technology skills and helps them explore their creativity. During the fall season, students are focusing on exploring and creating Mandalas.

Choir with Foundations of Music

2nd-5th grade

Tuesday, 3:00-4:30pm

Students will work with choir director, Ms. Jessie, to learn basic music reading skills, learn how sing in a group, and work together to perform their songs during a final choir concert!

Fun with Arts!

K/1st grade

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:30pm

Students work with Ms. Nolan on exploring 3 weeks each of visual arts, music, and drama. The students will be working on hands on projects that teach basic arts skills and work to culminate with a final performance!

Reading & Math Fun with Homework Help!

K/1st grade

Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm

For 30 minutes of each day students work with Ms. Todd to complete their homework for the day. Afterward, they engage in reading activities on Monday and math activities on Wednesday. They will read stories, complete projects, play games, and work together. Students will participate in hands-on activities and engage in fun stories that will enrich the work they are doing during the school day.

Morning Programs



The Chess Club

3rd – 8th grade

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00-7:40am

Students will work with Mr. Murillo to learn and practice the strategy behind the game of chess. Students will also participate in chess tournaments throughout the city.




4th – 8th grade

Tuesday, 7:00-7:40am

Students will work with Mr. Levin to learn rhythms and how to play in a drumline to perform at school assemblies and parades.


The Girls Club

6th – 8th grade

Friday, 7:00-7:40am

Students will meet with Ms. Levy in the morning to get together in a supportive space to talk about issues affecting middle school girls and learn about strong women who have inspired positive change throughout the world.



Throughout the year, we offer classes and other programs at the school based on parent interests. Previous programs have included morning fitness, knitting and computer classes.


English Classes

This fall Pilsen Community Academy will continue offering an English class for its parents. Registration is open for beginner to intermediate-level parents. Classes will teach students how to speak English in their everyday life. All materials are provided and the class is free of charge. Classes take place in room 026 in the annex.

If you have any questions please contact Coach Stacey in person or by phone at 312-593-2038.