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January 2020

School Doors Opening For NLC Mentors

By |2020-01-15T23:20:34+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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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November 2019

Youth Ambassador “Blossoming” at GEMS Program

By |2019-11-12T18:59:51+00:00November 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 […]

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October 2019

‘Hope Squad’ Bringing Light to Incarcerated Young People

By |2019-10-23T18:16:08+00:00October 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, […]

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Arise Jewelry Piece Inspired By ROOTED Series

By |2019-10-18T16:26:16+00:00October 18th, 2019|Arise Creations, Education|

At Arise Creations, we are reviewing the Rooted lesson series which was the inspiration for the ROOTED Genuine Leather Tassel Keychain. This piece reminds both students and customers to be deeply rooted in Christ and His Word. We will continue to build on the theme of being rooted as we transition into what it […]

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Honoring Jorque Roque’s 26 Years of Mentoring

By |2019-10-11T19:50:29+00:00October 11th, 2019|Mentoring|

In Honor of Jorge Roque’s 26 years of mentoring, advocacy, pastoral care and gang intervention, he was recognized with the Robert Clemente Award for Community Service! Even before Jorge started working as a mentor with New Life Centers, he was mentoring young people in the community and has impacted other mentors, leaders, neighbors, and organizations […]
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We Are Looking For Volunteers!

By |2019-10-07T15:26:36+00:00October 8th, 2019|Little Village|

We are looking for volunteers to help with tutoring and programming at the Little Village location. See the below opportunities and contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Willis, at lauraw@nullnewlifecenters.org if you would like to help! If you are unable, please think about who you can forward this to who might be interested. Thanks!

One on One […]

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Hoops In the Hood Uniting Neighborhoods

By |2019-10-08T19:19:23+00:00October 4th, 2019|Mentoring, Little Village, Little Village Basketball, Location, Programs, Partnerships, Uncategorized|

“Hoops in the Hood is a sports-based, community safety initiative that creates safe spaces for youth to interact and build positive relationships with peers and caring adults while making visible use of public spaces and fostering a sense of community.” This year, more than 400 young people participated at the city wide basketball tournament that […]

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September 2019

Volunteer Mentors Learning About Trauma-Informed Mentoring

By |2019-09-30T16:18:41+00:00September 30th, 2019|New Life Works Multisite, Mentoring, Volunteer Mentoring, Programs, Partnerships, Uncategorized|

All of the NLC volunteer mentors from Midway, Little Village and Humboldt Park gathered together for dinner and a trauma training. The goal of the training, which was led by one of our RJ Hubs partners from Adler University, was to help the mentors effectively care for and walk alongside their mentees who may be […]

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