Just wanted to thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. In 2016, we engaged more youth and families than ever before. We have seen our team grow, our reach grow, and more youth being connecting with Christ and community through mentoring, education, and sports.

We saw our after school programs growing and expanding, Urban Life Skills being awarded top mentoring program in the state of IL, Crossover being recognized at the Chicago Bulls Gala and Jimmy Butler coming out twice to be with our kids including giving 20 of them a $500 shopping spree last week (www.espn.com/video/clip?id=18330172).

2016 was a very challenging year with the violence in our city. Our work is more important than ever. In early 2017, we will be expanding our team to reach even more youth. If you know someone who would be a great fit, check out: www.idealist.org/view/job/T5cNpdppdCxd/.

As we end our year, we have an amazing giving match opportunity. The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation is matching any gifts given! This is your chance to double the impact of your giving to our important work.

Please go to www.newlifecenters.org/give and select Pritzker Matching Fund. Thanks so much!

Looking forward to an amazing 2017 together!

Matt and the New Life Centers team