Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Opportunity to earn money this summer

Bling is now a summer program.You earn money by making your own jewelry and you get to have something to do while your on your summer break but even though if you might have summer school you still can join. Teens that no experience are welcome and would get tough how to make ear rings,bracelets,urban hope and exc. If you feel that you interested in making your own jewelry than you can come to the new life centers. 

Come by Monday and Wednesdays 5-7pm and after June 29 3-5pm 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Interview with a BLING member, "D"

1) What  made you come back to new life bling?

I came back to nw life bling becuase i wanted to hang out with my friends also people i didnt see in a while.

2) How old are you?

I am 16 years old.
3) What do you like to do on your free time?

I love to read books i like or go out with my friends and family.

4) What type of neiborhood do you live in?

I live in a bad neiborhood.

5) Do you enjoy making BLING?

I really enjoy making BLING.

Interviewed by Daija

Monday, February 23, 2015

BLING Solving Problems

BLING is about how we change ourselves by meeting new people and making new friends and not being shy. We all get along but we have arguments. For example, two BLING members didn’t really get along with each other a couple of months ago. They got into a HUGE!!! argument and the argument was because of Amanda* thought she had to take up for Marline. And Viviana thought Amanda didn’t need to get into their argument. Viviana told Amanda to stop taking up for Marline and Amanda thought Viviana didn’t need to come to her and speak her mind. Both Viviana and Amanda got into a physical fight and didn’t like each other. But one day Amanda and Viviana were in the bling room together (TROUBLE)...they both said words back and forth to each other  and got into another argument. The BLING teacher Ms. Emily came and talked with both of the members and thought the whole thing was stupid. So they all had a big decision. They both grew and put that behind them and working very well together.

Sometimes in BLING  we don’t get along very well but we always work through it and have peace at BLING and have a good environment. In the end, we’re all friends.

*Student names have been replaced with pseudonyms in order to protect their identity

--Daija, BLING Intern, age 15

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship is a opportunity to make money and have fun. We have more task to improve Bling as a business. I learned to manage my hours I also learned to clock in and out of the job. I have be learning to focus to a task given to me. --Isaias

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Host a BLING party and receive free jewelry!

One of our favorite things last year was traveling to BLING parties. Similar to an Avon party or a tupperware party, you invite all your friends and we bring you some jewelry and provide a fun, interactive party. 

December party. The girls got to try so many different foods and loved it! Thanks Carol Ann!

April party with the Little Village BLING team. It was so great to hear the girls be brave and share their stories. Thanks for a great time Rachel!

Interested in hosting a BLING party? This is the sole best way you can support BLING and spread awareness about our story and how God is moving in Chicago!

No matter where you are, whether in the Midwest, on the West Coast, East Coast, or in the South, hosting a BLING party is possible! Of course, if you are in the Chicagoland vicinity we love to host one for you. 

Please email if you are interested supporting our youth by having a BLING party. Once you commit to hosting a party, we will send you three FREE gifts--the Urban hope package of earrings, necklace and bracelet:

Friday, May 30, 2014

Creative Junior Leaders

Our middle school program called Junior Leaders has put some new creations on our Etsy site! Here's the creations of three 8th graders. 

Isaias made this ring and called it "Crimson Rose Ring" After a few months in the program, rings are his signature piece and he's been busy creating multiple different designs.

Natalie made this "Music Bracelet" because she's obsessed with music. She showed me a long list of songs on her iPod to prove it. She said this bracelet could give people who love music a way to show the world about it. 

After experimenting with different materials, Eulalia found she has a skill set for earring making. This are her favorite pair and calls them, "Spearmint Green Earrings."

Check our BLING's new pieces and order your own by clicking on the "Order your BLING" tab.