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

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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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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November 2019

Uniquely Fashioned Woodworking

By |2019-11-19T19:17:50-06:00November 19th, 2019|Humboldt Park, Education, The Vine, Location|


Each week, middle schoolers are learning the art and skill of woodworking at our Humboldt Park location. These young people are developing a love for building something unique as they experience the artistic journey of having a design in their heads become a piece in their […]

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October 2019

Arise Jewelry Piece Inspired By ROOTED Series

By |2019-10-18T16:26:16-05:00October 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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September 2019

Learning More About God in the Woods

By |2020-02-24T19:49:07-06:00September 20th, 2019|Summer Camp, Uncategorized|

This was the third year we were able to take The Vine students to Pine Trail Camp in Saugatuck, MI.  It’s a 3-day event that the kids look forward to all year. Throughout our time there, the students were encouraged to try every activity we planned which were swimming, kayaking, ziplining, hiking and racing up […]

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March 2019

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

By |2019-03-04T16:40:52-06:00March 4th, 2019|La Semilla, Education, 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

Helping youth think outside “the box” for career options

By |2019-02-15T19:21:56-06:00February 15th, 2019|Mentoring, Humboldt Park, Education, In-School 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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January 2019

Diving into the world of medicine

By |2019-01-16T18:12:14-06:00January 16th, 2019|Education, In-School Mentoring|

A UIC student has been attending our in-school mentoring program at Gary Elementary to teach the students about the world of medicine. They have been learning concepts such as neurological responses to stress and trauma and effects of drugs on the body. Youth have been receptive to the information and have been able to apply […]

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