Little Village

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. […]

November 2019

Running Forward Runs Little Village

By |2019-11-14T17:13:13+00:00November 5th, 2019|Little Village, Sports, Location, Running Forward, Uncategorized|

Running Forward is a group for young men and women who are striving to meet their goals on and off the track. They meet 2-3 times a week to train together and empower one another.

This year, Running Forward has had 10 young men regularly running together. Ru

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October 2019

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

Over 1,000 El Grito 5K Participants This Year!

By |2019-09-13T17:21:36+00:00September 13th, 2019|Little Village, El Grito 5K|

If you didn’t join us for El Grito 5K you missed out on an amazing event! There were over 1,100 participants this year and together we ran/walked, laughed, got rained on, ate tamales, did Zumba, drank Jarritos and had an amazing morning! This is our largest event of the year and we could not have […]

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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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