Youth are trained in the basics of boxing. After mastering those skills, they will begin training for competitions with local boxing gyms. While learning the disciplines of the sport, the boxers are taught how to be disciplined and strive for excellence outside of the ring as well. Latest Updates [...]
Building relationships and community through sports Little Village Little League is excited to be able to offer quality baseball programming to Little Village and its surrounding communities. The league seeks to grow a love for the game and take youth off the streets and involve them in the positive world of sports. [...]
Building relationships and community through sports 100+ high school youth participate in our basketball league each year. We also host late night open gyms two nights a week. Each of our leagues take youth off the streets and involved them in the positive world of sports.
Basketball Apprenticeship Program Open Gym has been a staple at the Humboldt Park location for generations. CrossOver expands that tradition of open play basketball, incorporating greater elements of mentoring, career preparation, and life skills training for participating apprentices. The program envisions each participant crossing over from adolescence to adulthood, successfully finding a life full of [...]
After-School and Summer Education 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 [...]
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 [...]
Violence Prevention & Intervention The Urban Life Skills Program is an intensive Gang Intervention Program in the Little Village Community on Chicago’s Southwest Side. For the past two years, the program has worked with over 75 gang involved youth that are wards of the Cook County Juvenile Court. [...]