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We are expanding our education programming!

This season, 2nd Story is celebrating 20 years and executing the first year of its Three-Year Strategic Plan. The first year of the Strategic Plan includes initiatives that build upon the performances you know and love us for, and extends our work in value-centric, on-mission ways.

New Partnerships

This season, we are thrilled to partner with Volta Elementary in Albany Park to create a bilingual, in-school residency program for 90 kindergarten students in three classrooms. We are also partnering with Roosevelt High School and Lawrence Hall to create new programming for high school students.

Expanding our Reach

We are taking our world-class podcast into CPS classrooms across the city by creating dynamic study guides and lesson plans to accompany our socially relevant stories. Our first study guide will launch in November 2018.

Classes and Workshops for students

Building upon our education programming for adult learners, we are creating new and exciting classes and workshops for younger students. Frame by Frame, our first class for students 8-12 years old, starts September 22, 2018.


Are you an individual or business committed to providing high-quality arts access to students across Chicago? Support 2nd Story's Education Programming by making a tax-deductible gift today!

Please email 2nd Story's Managing Director Lauren Sivak at