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August 2019

CrossOver Teaching About God, Family and Basketball

By |2019-08-16T15:45:37+00:00August 16th, 2019|CrossOver, Little Village, Location|

Crossover Little Village Basketball Program is becoming a strong root for the youth in the community. This year, the group bond was stronger, the youth were eager to start the season and the skill level was heightened each week. There is a focus on mind, body, and soul through great workouts, life lessons, and most […]

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LIN (Light in the Night) Program is Bringing “Sunshine” to the Neighborhood

By |2019-08-05T21:39:19+00:00August 5th, 2019|Little Village, Location|

New Life Centers hosts LIN events at local parks to bring safe spaces to the neighborhood during the summer months which tend to be the most violent time of the year in Chicago. It consists of softball, basketball, free food, carnival games and kids activities. We have had the opportunity of praying with the softball […]

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July 2019

13.1 Mile Run Checked Off The List✓

By |2019-07-26T15:59:29+00:00July 26th, 2019|Little Village, Programs, Running Forward|

Running Forward conquered the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon again! There were many new youth running the 13.1 mile run this year. NLC staff was able to transport their parents to the race so that they could cheer them on throughout the course and to wait to embrace them at the finish line. We are so proud […]

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Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton Comes to La Villita

By |2019-07-22T16:56:49+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Little Village, Partnerships|

On July 10th, New Life Centers staff and youth had the opportunity to meet with Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton.  We shared about our neighborhood, our work, and our young people talked about their experience with the justice system, the challenges they have faced and things that they would like to see change.  It was a […]

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Little League Successfully Completes 7th “Season” Stretch

By |2019-07-15T21:33:52+00:00July 15th, 2019|Little Village, Little Village Little League, Programs, Uncategorized|

We just finished our 7th season of Little Village Little League! The players learned how to become better players and had fun while doing it. The games challenged them and created a deeper sense of camaraderie amongst the players. We are excited for next season! Registration for 2020 will start at the end of this […]

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NLC Featured in Obama Foundation’s Annual Report – Check It Out!

By |2019-07-08T20:22:24+00:00July 8th, 2019|Street Outreach, Partnerships|

New Life Centers was recently featured in the Obama Foundation’s annual report. Click on the link below to see what Benny and our street outreach team is doing on a regular basis!

 

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Summer Kicks Off with Light in the Night Activities!

By |2019-07-08T15:06:03+00:00July 8th, 2019|Mentoring, Little Village, Location, Partnerships|

Summer is here, and our Light in the Night (LIN) programming is in full swing! During the summer we run program in Little Village neighborhood parks three times a week. These events are free to the community and we offer free food, music, games, family activities, movies and sports leagues! We have activities for community […]

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June 2019

United in Prayer at the Little Village Arch

By |2019-06-12T15:32:51+00:00June 10th, 2019|Little Village, Location, Partnerships|

Chicagoland United in Prayer initiated a prayer event for the wellness of the city. Local churches throughout Little Village met at midnight by the Little Village arch to pray and commune with one another. The arch was created in 1990 and symbolically represents the entrance to the neighborhood with a message on it saying […]

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NLC Boxing Builds Camaraderie Between Neighborhoods

By |2019-06-10T16:31:58+00:00June 10th, 2019|Mentoring, Boxing, Little Village, Location, Programs, Partnerships, Uncategorized|

Youth from St. Michael’s Social Center located in the neighborhood of Back of the Yards have begun training with youth from Little Village at the Chicago Youth Boxing Club. Through this boxing partnership, youth are able to build community with others from different neighborhoods of the city. The experience has been great and youth from […]

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Blessing Mothers On Their Special Day

By |2019-06-06T20:51:53+00:00June 6th, 2019|Little Village, Location|

On Mother’s Day, New Life Centers and its participants brought flowers to the mothers of the Little Village neighborhood to show them our appreciation for their support and entrusting us with their children. These flowers were also passed out to the mothers of youth that have been lost to street violence to remind […]

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