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April 2020

Power of Connection!

By |2020-04-21T11:53:16-05:00April 21st, 2020|One-on-One Mentoring, La Semilla, Little Village, Programs, Update|

Well friends, we are in a new week! We hope that you take time this week to enjoy life and those things that bring peace and hope to you! For New Life Centers, even though we can’t be in person, we are using this time for connection and relationships with youth and their families through […]

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Quiet City, Loud People #StrongerTogether

By |2020-04-13T17:47:59-05:00April 14th, 2020|Education, Humboldt Park, The Vine, Programs|

We look around at our city. There is a quietness we may have never experienced before. We wait in our houses for this to sweep over. These past weeks it has been far from quiet though. There have been many spurred to action to provide hope to those around us. Among the many, we are […]

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March 2020

GEMS – Young Women Empowered to Lead!

By |2020-03-23T17:44:41-05:00March 24th, 2020|Mentoring, GEMS, Little Village, Location, Partnerships|

A few of our GEMS young ladies had the opportunity to kayak across the Sea of Cortez in Baja, California through Chicago Adventure Therapy. Due to COVID-19, the trip was cancelled. God’s timing is best, and we are hoping in the near future they will be able to have this opportunity again! In the meantime […]

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Arise Creations: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs!

By |2020-03-10T14:37:43-05:00March 10th, 2020|Arise Creations, Humboldt Park, Education, Location|

Arise Creations has been busy jumping into a new year of learning and creating! Since January, Richelle Marvé, Arise Assistant Director and middle school teacher, has sustained the Arise program while Hannah Olson (Arise Director) has been on maternity leave. We’ve been thrilled to have Tori […]

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Bringing the City Together Through Baseball

By |2020-02-28T11:48:11-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Sports, Little Village Little League, Uncategorized|

There’s a buzz on Friday nights at UIC.  Groups from across the city make their way to the Curtis Granderson Indoor Turf Field for the Winter Baseball Clinic put on by New Life Centers, Little Village Little League, Chicago Westside Baseball, and CBEA!  80-100 kids come each week and we have three rules:

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February 2020

Growing and Thriving at the Vine

By |2020-02-24T17:17:52-06:00February 25th, 2020|Humboldt Park, Education, The Vine, Location, Uncategorized|

The Vine has been creatively providing safe and meaningful space for young people to learn, play, and grow in Humboldt Park.

One of our favorite parts is walking with young people for many years, getting to know each story and watch each young person grow. Sometimes it isn’t until a young person is in Middle School […]

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January 2020

School Doors Opening For NLC Mentors

By |2020-01-15T23:20:34-06:00January 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Partner schools have opened their doors for Centers staff to continue in-school mentoring this year. We are currently working in 3 schools: Gary Elementary, Eli Whitney Elementary and Brian Piccolo Elementary. Keep reading to see what God is doing at each location!

Gary Elementary

At first, the students at Gary showed reluctance to share, open up and […]

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Uniting Youth in the Neighborhood through Collaborative League

By |2020-01-14T15:04:49-06:00January 14th, 2020|Little Village, Sports, Location, NSLV|

Last semester New Life Centers was able to enroll two teams in the NSLV league (Neighborhood Sports Little Village). This league is a collaborative sports league that unites youth and schools in the neighborhood of Little Village. The sport for last semester was volleyball and the youth enjoyed participating in the league and sharpening their […]

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December 2019

Tackling & Thanksgiving Brings Little Village Together

By |2019-12-03T19:39:08-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Little Village, Street Outreach, Location, Partnerships|

The Turkey Bowl brought community together for a day of Football, Food and Fellowship. With the weather at a crisp 40 degrees, we were able to play 3 games, one flag football and two old fashion tackle football. The community brought a lot of food to share like rice, mashed potatoes, hot chocolate and tamales. […]

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