Little Village

June 2019

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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Cubs Charities Awards NLC $150,000 Grant!

By |2019-02-08T15:42:43+00:00February 8th, 2019|Little Village, Partnerships|

Cubs Charities has awarded New Life Centers a 2018 Diamond Project grant to help improve youth baseball and softball fields and facilities across Chicago’s neighborhoods!

This $150,000 grant will pay for lights to be installed at the two softball and baseball fields at La Villita Park in Little Village. This installment will allow the community to play more games as play […]

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December 2018

November 2018

La Semilla Students Invite Their Famillies for a Night of Fun

By |2018-11-21T16:47:37+00:00November 21st, 2018|Education, La Semilla, Little Village, Location, Programs|

La Semilla after-school program hosted a Community Dinner for our students and their families. Nearly all of our current students and families were able to attend! Everyone enjoyed a dinner of fajitas, rice, beans & pizza.

After dinner, families participated in a series of fun team activities. Activity […]

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