“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 […]
Crossover Little Village Basketball Program is becoming a strong root for the youth in the community. This year, the group bond was stronger, the youth were eager to start the season and the skill level was heightened each week. There is a focus on mind, body, and soul through great workouts, life lessons, and most […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Check out all our awesome pictures from LVLL Opening Day!
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 […]
Little Village Little League season has officially started! The players are practicing every week preparing for opening day on May 4th. This is the first year that we have a Junior division for ages 13-15 and we were able to create 3 teams for that division. There are a total of 230 youth playing in […]
See how youth take the initiative in a community service project.
See how New Life Centers is creating fun and safe spaces for youth in Little Village!