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May 2017

Vote for John LaTorre as JrNBA Coach of the Year

By | 2017-05-10T00:56:46+00:00 May 10th, 2017|CrossOver, Humboldt Park, Sports|

Our very own John LaTorre is one of 8 semifinalists for the Jr NBA's Coach of the Year award. Show your support and vote for @johnnybchicago by using #JrNBACOYCHI Full details from http://jr.nba.com/coachoftheyear/: The Jr. NBA and Positive Coaching Alliance are proud to announce the 8 semifinalists for the national Coach of the Year award, [...]

April 2017

Benny and Jorge and the Quest for Peace

By | 2017-05-04T17:04:57+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Little Village, Mentoring, Urban Life Skills|

Wow... God continues to bless the work at New Life Centers and open up new doors. On Friday morning the Chicago Tribune released an article featuring two of our mentors, Jorge Roque and Benny Estrada. It is front page in the Sunday morning print edition. You can read the whole article here: www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-little-village-met-20170421-story.html You can [...]

#ThatsCub – Partnering with the Chicago Cubs

By | 2017-05-03T13:26:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Little Village, Little Village Little League, Mentoring, Partnerships, Sports|

Beloved Community, Recently our basketball programming was highlighted by the Chicago Bulls and last night we had the amazing opportunity to be featured by the Chicago Cubs. We are proud of all of the work that our team puts in to reach hundreds of youth each week through mentoring, education, and sports. Last night we [...]

March 2017

December 2016

2016 – What an Amazing Year!

By | 2017-05-04T16:08:48+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Education, Mentoring, Sports, Update, Vision|

Hello, Just wanted to thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. In 2016, we engaged more youth and families than ever before. We have seen our team grow, our reach grow, and more youth being connecting with Christ and community through mentoring, education, and sports. We saw our after school programs growing [...]

October 2016

Chicago Bulls honor After School Matters

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:38+00:00 October 25th, 2016|CrossOver, Humboldt Park, Partnerships, Sports|

The Chicago Bulls honored After School Matters at their annual charity gala. It is great to partner with the Chicago Bulls and the work of our Crossover Program in Humboldt Park. Check out this video highlighting our program and the day that Jimmy Butler came to visit!

April 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Iowa Lakes Community College

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:38+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Humboldt Park, Location, Programs, The Vine|

Each spring a team from Iowa Lakes Community College volunteers at New Life Centers during their spring break. They come to serve and learn from the neighbors who live in the Humboldt Park community as they sacrificially give of their time, money, and energy. This year the team jumped right in, building genuine and honest [...]

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Prayer is Powerful

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:38+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Humboldt Park, Location, The Vine|

"When man works, man works; when man prays, God works." "Much prayer, much blessing. Little prayer, little blessing. No prayer, no blessing" - Hans von Staden God has been working in powerful and real ways at New Life Centers this year! Many of you have been praying for specific children who attend every day using the [...]

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January 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah

By | 2016-11-01T12:34:39+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Humboldt Park|

When Hannah began volunteering as a tutor at New Life in the fall, she was afraid. She wasn't afraid of the neighborhood or the kids, but instead, she was afraid of loving again. She worked at an inner city children’s program in another city during high school, and she loved the children and other volunteers [...]

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