Programs

October 2019

‘Hope Squad’ Bringing Light to Incarcerated Young People

By |2019-10-23T18:16:08+00:00October 24th, 2019|Juvenile Justice, Street Outreach, Programs|

This past year, New Life Centers has had the privilege of serving youth at another Juvenile Detention Center located in St Charles, IL. This project is a collaborative of the Restorative Justice Hubs (www.rjhubs.org) with partners who are located in the neighborhoods with the highest rates of violence, and are committed to hyper-local programming, […]

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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

13.1 Mile Run Checked Off The List✓

By |2019-07-26T15:59:29+00:00July 26th, 2019|Little Village, Programs, Running Forward|

Running Forward conquered the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon again! There were many new youth running the 13.1 mile run this year. NLC staff was able to transport their parents to the race so that they could cheer them on throughout the course and to wait to embrace them at the finish line. We are so proud […]

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Little League Successfully Completes 7th “Season” Stretch

By |2019-07-15T21:33:52+00:00July 15th, 2019|Little Village, Little Village Little League, Programs, Uncategorized|

We just finished our 7th season of Little Village Little League! The players learned how to become better players and had fun while doing it. The games challenged them and created a deeper sense of camaraderie amongst the players. We are excited for next season! Registration for 2020 will start at the end of this […]

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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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NLC Youth Engage In Paintball Battle with Alpha Psi Lambda

By |2019-06-06T20:42:52+00:00June 6th, 2019|Little Village, Street Outreach, Location, Programs|

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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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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