Partnerships

March 2020

GEMS – Young Women Empowered to Lead!

By |2020-03-23T17:44:41-05:00March 24th, 2020|Mentoring, GEMS, Little Village, Location, Partnerships|

A few of our GEMS young ladies had the opportunity to kayak across the Sea of Cortez in Baja, California through Chicago Adventure Therapy. Due to COVID-19, the trip was cancelled. God’s timing is best, and we are hoping in the near future they will be able to have this opportunity again! In the meantime […]

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December 2019

Tackling & Thanksgiving Brings Little Village Together

By |2019-12-03T19:39:08-06:00December 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. […]

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October 2019

Hoops In the Hood Uniting Neighborhoods

By |2019-10-08T19:19:23-05:00October 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 |2019-09-30T16:18:41-05:00September 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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July 2019

Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton Comes to La Villita

By |2019-07-22T16:56:49-05:00July 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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NLC Featured in Obama Foundation’s Annual Report – Check It Out!

By |2019-07-08T20:22:24-05:00July 8th, 2019|Street Outreach, Partnerships|

New Life Centers was recently featured in the Obama Foundation’s annual report. Click on the link below to see what Benny and our street outreach team is doing on a regular basis!

 

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Summer Kicks Off with Light in the Night Activities!

By |2020-02-24T17:41:55-06:00July 8th, 2019|Mentoring, Little Village, Location, Little Village Summer Softball, 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

United in Prayer at the Little Village Arch

By |2019-06-12T15:32:51-05:00June 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 |2019-06-10T16:31:58-05:00June 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 |2019-06-04T19:34:45-05:00June 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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