Divine Purpose Youth Performing Arts Center


4540 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago IL 60624 US


Daniel Allen ​Founder

Daniel Allen left college and went on to Cook County Sheriff and Chicago police academy and became a hard working honest police officer who got promoted to the rank of Sergeant for the Chicago police department where he has served for 23 years, Although working in Law Enforcement Daniel never lost sight of his true passion which is music, sports and youth.

In addition to the position of Chief Executive Officer at DPYPAC, Daniel is also currently the Youth Chorale Director and Music Director for DPYPAC and Youth Media Director for the new and upcoming program where the youth will present all things media and music. Daniel has obtained his Bachelors and Master's degree in Law Enforcement administration and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Dimitrius Lawry

​Michael Solomon Video Instructor

After School Matters is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago teens free high-quality, out-of-school time opportunities in the arts, science, sports, technology and communications. We primarily serve Chicago Public Schools high school students.

Our hands-on, project-based programs introduce teens to a variety of careers, while helping them develop marketable job skills. After School Matters partners with Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Public Library, and the Chicago Park District to provide program opportunities at safe locations within neighborhoods. We also collaborate with more than 100 community organizations across Chicago.

Our programs will give you a hands-on experience with projects while working alongside skilled professionals who will help you develop job skills and expose you to rewarding careers. When you participate in an After School Matters program, you can increase your confidence, build skills and professional values like excellence, leadership, teamwork, respect, commitment and innovation. After School Matters strives to ensure that all programs are interesting, exciting and relevant to the real world.Type your paragraph here.