Mentoring

October 2019

Honoring Jorque Roque’s 26 Years of Mentoring

By |2019-10-11T19:50:29+00:00October 11th, 2019|Mentoring|

In Honor of Jorge Roque’s 26 years of mentoring, advocacy, pastoral care and gang intervention, he was recognized with the Robert Clemente Award for Community Service! Even before Jorge started working as a mentor with New Life Centers, he was mentoring young people in the community and has impacted other mentors, leaders, neighbors, and organizations […]

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

Volunteer Mentors Learning About Trauma-Informed Mentoring

By |2019-09-30T16:18:41+00:00September 30th, 2019|New Life Works Multisite, Mentoring, Volunteer Mentoring, Programs, Partnerships, Uncategorized|

All of the NLC volunteer mentors from Midway, Little Village and Humboldt Park gathered together for dinner and a trauma training. The goal of the training, which was led by one of our RJ Hubs partners from Adler University, was to help the mentors effectively care for and walk alongside their mentees who may be […]

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August 2019

Riding Horses & Conquering Fears All In a Day’s Work of Mentoring

By |2019-08-23T19:34:51+00:00August 23rd, 2019|New Life Works Multisite, Mentoring, Volunteer Mentoring, Programs|

Our volunteer mentors took their mentees horseback riding! Many of our mentees and some mentors had never been on a horse before so they were pretty nervous. Despite their fears, they got on the horses and did a great job! We all rode through some beautiful trails in the Cook County Forest Preserves near Palos […]

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July 2019

Summer Kicks Off with Light in the Night Activities!

By |2019-07-08T15:06:03+00:00July 8th, 2019|Mentoring, Little Village, Location, Partnerships|

Summer is here, and our Light in the Night (LIN) programming is in full swing! During the summer we run program in Little Village neighborhood parks three times a week. These events are free to the community and we offer free food, music, games, family activities, movies and sports leagues! We have activities for community […]

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June 2019

NLC Boxing Builds Camaraderie Between Neighborhoods

By |2019-06-10T16:31:58+00:00June 10th, 2019|Mentoring, Boxing, Little Village, Location, Programs, Partnerships, 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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McDonald’s Works with Youth to Help Them Get Jobs

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

NLC Staff Members Graduate from Metropolitan Peace Academy

By |2019-03-05T00:16:41+00:00March 13th, 2019|Mentoring, Partnerships|

NLC staff members, Andre and Victoria, were part of the Metropolitan Peace Academy, a citywide Training academy for street outreach workers, in partnership with Metropolitan Family Services and Communities Partnering for Peace.  This 144 hour training focuses on the field of street outreach and how to become a better outreach worker.  Andre and Victoria worked […]

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NLC Youth On Stage with Obama at MBK Rising

By |2019-03-05T00:07:32+00:00March 7th, 2019|Mentoring, Partnerships|

New Life Centers was chosen as a seed grant winner with the Obama Foundation’s My Brothers Keeper Initiative.  Last week we headed to Oakland for MBK Rising, a national summit for young men of color and organizations serving them across the US.  It was an energizing time where Matt DeMateo, our Executive Director, […]

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