Who We Are

The North Lawndale Athletic and Recreation Association (NLARA) is an independent, community-based organization that collaborates with community-based partners to develop sustainable athletic programs, activities and resources for kindergarten through high school-age youth. Governed by the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, with strategic support from the Kinship Initiative at Old St. Pat’s Church’s and UCAN, the NLARA operates with professional consulting and training from Play Like A Champion Today. The organization and its partners are supported by multiple funding sources to facilitate the delivery of sports programming that meets the growing physical and social needs of youth and adolescents in North Lawndale.