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March 2021

March 2020

#HERStory – Why Mentoring?

By |2020-03-27T09:56:42-05:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Walking life on life with people is at the very heart of transformation! Mentoring relationships is one of the most meaningful ways we get to be part of lives being transformed, with 337 young people receiving mentoring services through New Life Centers last year. While things have changed to online mentoring for now, the important […]

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November 2019

Uniquely Fashioned Woodworking

By |2019-11-19T19:17:50-06:00November 19th, 2019|Humboldt Park, Education, The Vine, Location|


Each week, middle schoolers are learning the art and skill of woodworking at our Humboldt Park location. These young people are developing a love for building something unique as they experience the artistic journey of having a design in their heads become a piece in their […]

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Running Forward Runs Little Village

By |2019-11-14T17:13:13-06:00November 5th, 2019|Little Village, Sports, Location, Running Forward, Uncategorized|

Running Forward is a group for young men and women who are striving to meet their goals on and off the track. They meet 2-3 times a week to train together and empower one another.

This year, Running Forward has had 10 young men regularly running together. Ru

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May 2017

NLC Selected Beyond Sport Global Award Finalist

By |2017-06-15T15:44:57-05:00May 26th, 2017|Programs, Little Village Little League|

We are honored to receive word that our Little Village Summer Softball League has been named on the prestigious Official Shortlist for the Beyond Sport Global Awards 2017 for the Sport for Peace and Social Justice Award.

We been selected as one of 37 shortlisted organizations out of more than 300 entries worldwide that entered this […]

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April 2017

Benny and Jorge and the Quest for Peace

By |2018-05-04T01:48:43-05:00April 30th, 2017|Urban Life Skills, Mentoring, Little Village|


God continues to bless the work at New Life Centers and open up new doors. On Friday morning the Chicago Tribune released an article featuring two of our mentors, Jorge Roque and Benny Estrada. It is front page in the Sunday morning print edition. You can read the whole article here:


You can also see […]

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#ThatsCub – Partnering with the Chicago Cubs

By |2017-05-03T13:26:49-05:00April 20th, 2017|Little Village, Mentoring, Sports, Little Village Little League, Partnerships|

Beloved Community,

Recently our basketball programming was highlighted by the Chicago Bulls and last night we had the amazing opportunity to be featured by the Chicago Cubs. We are proud of all of the work that our team puts in to reach hundreds of youth each week through mentoring, education, and sports.

Last night we took 10 […]

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March 2017

December 2016

2016 – What an Amazing Year!

By |2017-05-04T16:08:48-05:00December 27th, 2016|Education, Mentoring, Sports, Vision, Update|


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, […]

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November 2013

Oak Forest Parent Workshop 11/18/13

By |2013-11-09T19:15:44-06:00November 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Behavior Management and Discipline – Parent Forum

Monday, November 18, 2013 – 7:00-8:00 pm

Please join us for an open forum discussion on

• Your very challenging, but rewarding role as a parent

• Common challenges of parenting (You are not the only one in the boat!)

• Your child as a unique individual

• Discipline

Presented by Mary Denson.  A free will offering will […]

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