nlcenters

About nlcenters

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far nlcenters has created 76 blog entries.

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 […]

Comments Off on GEMS – Young Women Empowered to Lead!

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 […]

Comments Off on Arise Creations: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs!

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:

Comments Off on Bringing the City Together Through Baseball

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 […]

Comments Off on Growing and Thriving at the Vine

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 […]

Comments Off on School Doors Opening For NLC Mentors

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 […]

Comments Off on Uniting Youth in the Neighborhood through Collaborative League

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. […]

Comments Off on Tackling & Thanksgiving Brings Little Village Together

November 2019

Youth Ambassador “Blossoming” at GEMS Program

By |2019-11-12T18:59:51-06:00November 12th, 2019|Mentoring, GEMS|

New Life Centers GEMS program has been blossoming in so many areas. Some of the ladies from the program have started their first year of high school or their first jobs; while others have been the first to attend college in their families. Lots of big WINS!

During the fall and summer, the girls at GEMS […]

Comments Off on Youth Ambassador “Blossoming” at GEMS Program

October 2019

‘Hope Squad’ Bringing Light to Incarcerated Young People

By |2019-10-23T18:16:08-05:00October 24th, 2019|Juvenile Justice, Street Outreach, Programs|

This past year, New Life Centers has had the privilege of serving youth at another Juvenile Detention Center located in St Charles, IL. This project is a collaborative of the Restorative Justice Hubs (www.rjhubs.org) with partners who are located in the neighborhoods with the highest rates of violence, and are committed to hyper-local programming, […]

Comments Off on ‘Hope Squad’ Bringing Light to Incarcerated Young People