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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.

Introducing the 2nd Story study guide!

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. 

Learn about and download our first study guide now.

2nd Story Education Programing 2018/19 School year

This season, we are proud to partner with two Albany Park public schools and one incredible service agency. At Volta Elementary we created a bilingual, 6-week, in-school residency program for 90 kindergarten students in three classrooms. At Roosevelt High School we created a 4-week in-school residency program for 70 high school freshmen students in two classrooms. In addition to those programs, we have built a dynamic after-school program for the residential students at Lawrence Hall that takes place weekly at the 2nd Story studio.

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($5,000 and above)
The Lupo Charitable Fund

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