May 2017

Vote for John LaTorre as JrNBA Coach of the Year

By | 2017-05-10T00:56:46+00:00 May 10th, 2017|CrossOver, Humboldt Park, Sports|

Our very own John LaTorre is one of 8 semifinalists for the Jr NBA's Coach of the Year award. Show your support and vote for @johnnybchicago by using #JrNBACOYCHI [bctt tweet="I'm voting for @johnnybchicago from @NLCenters for Coach of the Year #JrNBACOYCHI" via="no"] Full details from http://jr.nba.com/coachoftheyear/: The Jr. NBA and Positive Coaching Alliance are proud to [...]

April 2017

Benny and Jorge and the Quest for Peace

By | 2017-05-04T17:04:57+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Little Village, Mentoring, Urban Life Skills|

Wow... God continues to bless the work at New Life Centers and open up new doors. On Friday morning the Chicago Tribune released an article featuring two of our mentors, Jorge Roque and Benny Estrada. It is front page in the Sunday morning print edition. You can read the whole article here: www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-little-village-met-20170421-story.html You can [...]

#ThatsCub – Partnering with the Chicago Cubs

By | 2017-05-03T13:26:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Little Village, Little Village Little League, Mentoring, Partnerships, Sports|

Beloved Community, Recently our basketball programming was highlighted by the Chicago Bulls and last night we had the amazing opportunity to be featured by the Chicago Cubs. We are proud of all of the work that our team puts in to reach hundreds of youth each week through mentoring, education, and sports. Last night we [...]

October 2016

Chicago Bulls honor After School Matters

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:38+00:00 October 25th, 2016|CrossOver, Humboldt Park, Partnerships, Sports|

The Chicago Bulls honored After School Matters at their annual charity gala. It is great to partner with the Chicago Bulls and the work of our Crossover Program in Humboldt Park. Check out this video highlighting our program and the day that Jimmy Butler came to visit!

April 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Iowa Lakes Community College

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:38+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Humboldt Park, Location, Programs, The Vine|

Each spring a team from Iowa Lakes Community College volunteers at New Life Centers during their spring break. They come to serve and learn from the neighbors who live in the Humboldt Park community as they sacrificially give of their time, money, and energy. This year the team jumped right in, building genuine and honest [...]

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Prayer is Powerful

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:38+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Humboldt Park, Location, The Vine|

"When man works, man works; when man prays, God works." "Much prayer, much blessing. Little prayer, little blessing. No prayer, no blessing" - Hans von Staden God has been working in powerful and real ways at New Life Centers this year! Many of you have been praying for specific children who attend every day using the [...]

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January 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:39+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Humboldt Park|

When Hannah began volunteering as a tutor at New Life in the fall, she was afraid. She wasn't afraid of the neighborhood or the kids, but instead, she was afraid of loving again. She worked at an inner city children’s program in another city during high school, and she loved the children and other volunteers [...]

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March 2015

Meeting the Need

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:39+00:00 March 6th, 2015|Humboldt Park, Location|

A child’s middle school years are crucial years of development and decision making. During these formative years, their minds and bodies begin to change and they gain independence and responsibility to make their own decisions. For several years, New Life Centers met their need for discipleship, mentoring, and coaching through a combination of programs. But [...]

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November 2014

We Love New Life Centers

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:39+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Humboldt Park|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkOIIH9Usdg We have many students attend New Life Centers everyday. They come for help with homework and tutoring. They come for the friendships they have built. They come because they feel safe and loved. Our teachers and volunteers are passionate about creating a climate of safety and love for each one of our students. They [...]

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October 2014

CrossOver: Preparing Young People for the “Next Season” of Basketball and Life

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:39+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Humboldt Park|

CrossOver is an apprenticeship program that teaches young men not only basketball skills but also crucial life skills through mentoring and biblical life on life discipleship. This year CrossOver celebrates 5 years! During this time we have worked with hundreds of Chicago's youth to develop their basketball skills and prepare them to compete at a [...]

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