October 2019

Honoring Jorque Roque’s 26 Years of Mentoring

By |2019-10-11T19:50:29+00:00October 11th, 2019|Mentoring|

In Honor of Jorge Roque’s 26 years of mentoring, advocacy, pastoral care and gang intervention, he was recognized with the Robert Clemente Award for Community Service! Even before Jorge started working as a mentor with New Life Centers, he was mentoring young people in the community and has impacted other mentors, leaders, neighbors, and organizations […]

We Are Looking For Volunteers!

By |2019-10-07T15:26:36+00:00October 8th, 2019|Little Village|

We are looking for volunteers to help with tutoring and programming at the Little Village location. See the below opportunities and contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Willis, at lauraw@newlifecenters.org if you would like to help! If you are unable, please think about who you can forward this to who might be interested. Thanks!

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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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Learning More About God in the Woods

By |2019-09-18T21:25:14+00:00September 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This was the third year we were able to take The Vine students to Pine Trail Camp in Saugatuck, MI.  It’s a 3-day event that the kids look forward to all year. Throughout our time there, the students were encouraged to try every activity we planned which were swimming, kayaking, ziplining, hiking and racing up […]

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Over 1,000 El Grito 5K Participants This Year!

By |2019-09-13T17:21:36+00:00September 13th, 2019|Little Village, El Grito 5K|

If you didn’t join us for El Grito 5K you missed out on an amazing event! There were over 1,100 participants this year and together we ran/walked, laughed, got rained on, ate tamales, did Zumba, drank Jarritos and had an amazing morning! This is our largest event of the year and we could not have […]

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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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CrossOver Teaching About God, Family and Basketball

By |2019-08-16T15:45:37+00:00August 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 |2019-08-05T21:39:19+00:00August 5th, 2019|Little Village, Location|

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+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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