Sports

March 2020

Bringing the City Together Through Baseball

By |2020-02-28T11:48:11-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Sports, Little Village Little League, Uncategorized|

There’s a buzz on Friday nights at UIC.  Groups from across the city make their way to the Curtis Granderson Indoor Turf Field for the Winter Baseball Clinic put on by New Life Centers, Little Village Little League, Chicago Westside Baseball, and CBEA!  80-100 kids come each week and we have three rules:

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February 2020

January 2020

Uniting Youth in the Neighborhood through Collaborative League

By |2020-01-14T15:04:49-06:00January 14th, 2020|Little Village, Sports, Location, NSLV|

Last semester New Life Centers was able to enroll two teams in the NSLV league (Neighborhood Sports Little Village). This league is a collaborative sports league that unites youth and schools in the neighborhood of Little Village. The sport for last semester was volleyball and the youth enjoyed participating in the league and sharpening their […]

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November 2019

Running Forward Runs Little Village

By |2019-11-14T17:13:13-06:00November 5th, 2019|Little Village, Sports, Location, Running Forward, Uncategorized|

Running Forward is a group for young men and women who are striving to meet their goals on and off the track. They meet 2-3 times a week to train together and empower one another.

This year, Running Forward has had 10 young men regularly running together. Ru

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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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August 2019

CrossOver Teaching About God, Family and Basketball

By |2019-08-16T15:45:37-05:00August 16th, 2019|CrossOver, Little Village, Location|

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 […]

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LIN (Light in the Night) Program is Bringing “Sunshine” to the Neighborhood

By |2020-02-24T17:43:16-06:00August 5th, 2019|Little Village, Location, Little Village Summer Softball|

New Life Centers hosts LIN events at local parks to bring safe spaces to the neighborhood during the summer months which tend to be the most violent time of the year in Chicago. It consists of softball, basketball, free food, carnival games and kids activities. We have had the opportunity of praying with the softball […]

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July 2019

13.1 Mile Run Checked Off The List✓

By |2019-07-26T15:59:29-05:00July 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 |2019-07-15T21:33:52-05:00July 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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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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