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April 2019

Bright Colors & Fun for Running Forward First Run of the Season

By |2019-04-17T19:18:51+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Little Village, Location, Programs, Running Forward|

This was the 2nd year that Running Forward youth participated in the 5K Color Run in Wheaton. Our runners finished looking more colorful than ever. This was the first run of the season; the youth had a lot of fun and are excited for the next race that will be the Cinco de Miler race […]

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Little League Expands This Year with New Age Division

By |2019-04-17T16:38:56+00:00April 17th, 2019|Little Village, Little Village Little League, Location, Programs|

Little Village Little League season has officially started! The players are practicing every week preparing for opening day on May 4th. This is the first year that we have a Junior division for ages 13-15 and we were able to create 3 teams for that division. There are a total of 230 youth playing in […]

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March 2019

NLC Staff Members Graduate from Metropolitan Peace Academy

By |2019-03-05T00:16:41+00:00March 13th, 2019|Mentoring, Partnerships|

NLC staff members, Andre and Victoria, were part of the Metropolitan Peace Academy, a citywide Training academy for street outreach workers, in partnership with Metropolitan Family Services and Communities Partnering for Peace.  This 144 hour training focuses on the field of street outreach and how to become a better outreach worker.  Andre and Victoria worked […]

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NLC Youth On Stage with Obama at MBK Rising

By |2019-03-05T00:07:32+00:00March 7th, 2019|Mentoring, Partnerships|

New Life Centers was chosen as a seed grant winner with the Obama Foundation’s My Brothers Keeper Initiative.  Last week we headed to Oakland for MBK Rising, a national summit for young men of color and organizations serving them across the US.  It was an energizing time where Matt DeMateo, our Executive Director, […]

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Coat of Arms Help La Semilla Students Learn More About One Another

By |2019-03-04T16:40:52+00:00March 4th, 2019|Education, La Semilla, Little Village|

One of the goals for La Semilla after school program has been to help the students get to know one another. An activity that has helped us work towards achieving this goal was creating and sharing their “Coat of Arms.” Within each section of their Coat of Arms are different prompts where they can share […]

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February 2019

Breaking Down Chicago Neighborhood Barriers

By |2019-02-27T18:38:47+00:00February 27th, 2019|Humboldt Park, Little Village, Mentoring|

Mentors from Humboldt Park and Little Village collaborated to bring youth from both neighborhoods together. Youth that normally do not venture out of their neighborhood were able to interact with other youth that are the same age as them but from a different cultural background. They were able to share a meal together, get to […]

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Helping youth think outside “the box” for career options

By |2019-02-15T19:21:56+00:00February 15th, 2019|Education, Humboldt Park, In-School Mentoring, Mentoring, Programs|

Youth in the mentoring program at Piccolo Elementary explored different career paths by filling out a career cluster survey. Prior to this activity, they were all certain on what they would be when they grow up. Some wanted to be professional athletes or dancers and one in particular wanted to be a professional gamer. Demarion […]

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Cubs Charities Awards NLC $150,000 Grant!

By |2019-02-08T15:42:43+00:00February 8th, 2019|Little Village, Partnerships|

Cubs Charities has awarded New Life Centers a 2018 Diamond Project grant to help improve youth baseball and softball fields and facilities across Chicago’s neighborhoods!

This $150,000 grant will pay for lights to be installed at the two softball and baseball fields at La Villita Park in Little Village. This installment will allow the community to play more games as play […]

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January 2019