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Working on service projects for the community while having fun with our librarian friends from the Mt. Prospect Library and Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
Be the change! Newcomer students collecting coloring books, crayons, school supplies and games for children in Puerto Rico! Thanks to one of our NC alumni for coming up with the great idea!
Museum of Science and Industry
The Newcomers visiting a Chicago institution during the Holidays - The Museum of Science and Industry!
Arlington Heights Memorial Library - Bookmobile!
Newcomer students checked out books in English and in their native languages from the AHML Bookmobile. Thanks to our great partnership with the librarians from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Teen Hub, everyone went home with a book to keep them busy during the winter break.
League of Women Voters - 2019 Holiday Party
Former Newcomer Center students presenting at the League of Women Voters' 2019 Holiday Party! Mr. Perez gave an overview about the nationally recognized program while the Newcomer alumni impressed everyone with their post-Newcomer success! A future politician and global activist taking dual credit courses her senior year, an accounting major at DePaul University, an Army vet, and a soon-to-be high school math teacher from National Louis University! So proud of our Newcomer alumni!!!
Thanksgiving week and Newcomer students giving back while volunteering at Feed My Starving Children
Illinois Global Scholars Symposium - Newcomer Students attending, participating, and performing in this year's IGS Global Symposium!
Halloween Bowling Outing with the Newcomers!
Students of the First Quarter! Good job!
Newcomer Students and Vanguard Students Carving Pumpkins Together with the Help of Our Friends at Arlington Heights Memorial Library!
Newcomer Students and AP Spanish Students from Prospect H.S. - Pen Pals!
Newcomer students meetup with their AP Spanish pen pals from Prospect High School. Excited for another awesome year of collaboration!
Ringo the Therapy Dog Coming to Pay the Newcomers a Visit!
Another School Year is Underway! 2019-2020 Sunrise Lake Field Trip
Look Who Is Turning 15! - The Newcomer Center is celebrating its 15 year anniversary!!
St. Viator and Newcomer Center Meet-Up!
Newcomer students visited St. Viators and worked on a collaborative project on community building. Fun was had by all. Thank you to St. Viators for being such great hosts and welcoming us into their community.
Power of Perspective Symposium at the University of Illinois - Illinois Global Scholars
Newcomer students along with Mr. Perez and Mr. Ramirez participated in the Power of Perspective Symposium. Newcomer students shared their life stories with new friends and attended interactive, global workshops. Mr. Perez led a session on recognizing perspective and identifying global citizenship.
Newcomer Center in the News!
Mr. Perez, a Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Fellow in 2015, presented in Washington D.C. to a group of TGC alumni on the importance of inclusive, global education for all students.
The Newcomer Center in collaboration with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a special community event.
Newcomers Visit the Museum of Science and Industry
First Generation College Visits
Four Newcomer students and parents visited the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Marquette University as part of District 214's Foundation initiative.
After School Club with Our Friends from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Two times a month, Newcomers stay after school to participate in fun activities and volunteer with our friends from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. This year, Newcomers have written holiday cards to incarcerated youths, made holiday crafts, and participated in STEM activities. Having fun can be educational!
A Little Bowling to Celebrate Volunteerism at Newcomers
Newcomers have volunteered over ten hours in the community and as a reward, a little fun with bowling. For some Newcomers, their first time bowling!
Thanksgiving at Newcomers
Newcomer students celebrate their fist Thanksgiving during special luncheon with staff after volunteering to pack food for people in developing countries.
Newcomers at Work with Basket Brigade
On Saturday, November 18th, Newcomer students and staff volunteered to pack food and make Thanksgiving baskets with Basket Brigade, an organization out of Streamwood, IL. Newcomers had a great time giving back to the community and helped to make a difference to many families over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Roosevelt University Tour 2017
Students and staff took a tour of Roosevelt University in Chicago. This was a great way to prepare Newcomers with post-secondary options and to explore their new city.
Latino Summit 2017
Newcomer students participated in the 17th annual Latino Summit at Harper College. During the day, local high school students listened to panels of college and professional Latinos. This year, the keynote speaker was Lt. Governor of Illinois, Evelyn Sanguinetti. Two former Newcomer students were also panelists - Jhoana a soon to be social worker attending Northeastern University and Daniel a soon to be high school math teacher attending the University of Illinois - Chicago, spoke to current Newcomer students and motivated them to consider post-secondary options and to pursue their dreams.
Celebrating First Halloween
Newcomer students had a great time learning how to say "trick or treat" for the first time in English, playing musical chairs, and finding out more about this unique, American holiday.
Power of Perspective Symposium - Illinois Global Scholars
On Saturday, October 28th, former Newcomer students and Mr. Perez attended the “Power of Perspective” symposium in downtown Chicago. The event, hosted by the Illinois Global Scholars, offered the opportunity for Newcomer students, along with Mr. Perez, to participate and present their own workshop - “You Bring Out the Newcomer in Me” - while exploring global education and global citizenship.
Team Building at Newcomers
Students and staff kick off the school year at Sunrise Lake in Bartlett, IL. A great way to build community and meaningful bonding through team building activities.
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