Mentoring

August 2019

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

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

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 […]

July 2019

Summer Kicks Off with Light in the Night Activities!

By |2019-07-08T15:06:03+00:00July 8th, 2019|Little Village, Location, Mentoring, 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|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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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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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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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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Helping youth think outside “the box” for career options

By |2019-02-15T19:21:56+00:00February 15th, 2019|Education, Humboldt Park, In-School Mentoring, Mentoring, Programs|

Youth in the mentoring program at Piccolo Elementary explored different career paths by filling out a career cluster survey. Prior to this activity, they were all certain on what they would be when they grow up. Some wanted to be professional athletes or dancers and one in particular wanted to be a professional gamer. Demarion […]

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January 2019