Alive Center Partners with Community Christian Church in Aurora on New Satellite Location

By: Alive Center NFP
AURORA, Ill. - Oct. 14, 2020 - PRLog -- NAPERVILLE, IL – The Alive Center in Naperville is bringing its free teen Drop-in hours for 6th–12th graders back to Aurora in a new location; Community Christian Church in Aurora. Beginning January 6, 2021, the Alive Center is moving its former Alive@Eola location to better serve the Aurora community, with more space and a better proximity to downtown Aurora.

Alive @ Community supports teens in the community with teen initiated art, games, STEM programs, life skills, health and wellness and more. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, teens are welcome to #JustShowUp during the 2:45-6:00pm free Drop-in hours.

Aurora native, Ady Rubio is a bi-lingual licensed social worker who will be leading the Alive @ Community satellite location. "I was first introduced to the Alive Center in 2016. As soon as I stepped into Alive for my internship interview, it was an immediate connection. I loved everything about it and especially their dedication to the mission of empowering young people to step into leadership roles and find a sense of belonging. I am Aurora born and raised, and imagining the impact Alive could have on my community excited me! In 2019 I was honored to join the Alive team, and now my dream for my Aurora community is coming true!"

Alive has impacted thousands of teens in the surrounding communities and will continue to do so in Aurora. Edward Bugg, Aurora Ward 9 Alderman said, "on behalf of the Aurora City Council, we are thrilled with the new collaboration between Alive and Community Christian Church. Given the Alive Center's excellent record of impacting teens in a positive manner, we look forward to working with them as they help the teens of Aurora come ALIVE!"

In the east side of downtown Aurora, Community Christian Church is located at 78 S. Lasalle St. and is within walking distance to KD Waldo Middle School and a short drive from East Aurora High School and Cowherd Middle School. The 5700sq. ft. facility offers multiple classrooms, a large gathering space, and a state of the art performance venue. Community Pastor Rodrigo Cano says, "I had been dreaming about a way to serve the students in our community; I know the need is here.  Last year during our Breakthrough campaign, I asked God for an afterschool program. Never did I think God was already working to bring the Alive Center to Aurora. I know this is an awesome opportunity to serve and engage our community. Together we are investing in the next generation of leaders in Aurora!"

Alive will celebrate this new satellite with a grand opening next year. Donations to support the non-profit can be made here:

For more info about Alive@Community,
please contact Ady Rubio.
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