Little Village

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|Boxing, Little Village, Location, Mentoring, Partnerships, Programs, 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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NLC Youth Engage In Paintball Battle with Alpha Psi Lambda

By |2019-06-06T20:42:52+00:00June 6th, 2019|Little Village, Location, Programs, Street Outreach|

New Life Centers youth participated in paintballing with the brothers of the intercollegiate fraternity Alpha Psi Lambda. The group of youth that we took from Little Village had never experienced paintballing and were excited try it. It was an evenly matched battle as the teams were mixed with both NLC youth and Alpha […]

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McDonald’s Works with Youth to Help Them Get Jobs

By |2019-06-04T19:34:45+00:00June 4th, 2019|Little Village, Location, Mentoring, Partnerships|

New Life Centers, La Villita Church and Central States SER partnered with McDonald’s to offer a hiring event for Little Village and North Lawndale youth! McDonalds Corporate employees representing 10 locations in the Chicagoland area had the chance to meet Little Village candidates and interview them for part-time and full-time employment. Over 20 youth, prepared, […]

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May 2019

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

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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