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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]