New Life Centers’ educational after-school and summer programs serve the children and families of Little Village and Humboldt Park. Many children in the neighborhood encounter language barriers, gang pressure and a poor educational system. We provide a safe place for students to learn and grow holistically, where confidence is developed and the opportunity for success is nurtured. The students participate in a variety of activities such as sports, cooking classes, homework assistance, Bible lessons, and more.
The Vine was the brainchild of the children of Humboldt Park. When the original computer lab launched in 2006, it soon began overflowing with children looking for a safe after-school space. Their mantra: What are we going to do in the summer? The Vine was our answer, and it has grown in popularity among both children and parents since that time.
Following the model of New Life Centers, “life together makes a difference,” Arise Creations is a program that believes that walking alongside the girls in our community can change the direction of our youth. Since 2009, the program has served middle and high school youth in the neighborhood of Humboldt Park on Chicago’s [...]