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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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CrossWalk Discipleship Home Update

By |2016-11-01T12:34:42-05:00November 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Mikaeel 2

Mikaeel is one month away from his high school diploma!

Mikaeel Hedgepeth, a West Humboldt Park native and inauguralCrossWalk resident, came to CrossWalk in February of this year to receive strong family support from the LaTorres and mentoring from New Life.  Mikaeel has […]

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June 2013

Summer is On!

By |2016-11-01T12:34:42-05:00June 27th, 2013|Humboldt Park|

Summer camp is up and running at the Humboldt Park Center, with over 75 kids packing out the building to learn, play, and sing to Jesus!  And we haven’t even added the middle school yet…


Want to find out more about what’s on at Humboldt Park this […]

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