Chicago Youth Boxing Club (CYBC) was established in 2001, but moved to the La Villita Community Church in Little Village during the fall of 2007. Pastor Victor Rodriguez, who has been with the church for thirteen years, stated that the church and community were not sure whether establishing a boxing club in the basement of a church would be a positive addition. “There were some folks that were reluctant”. Some asked “why are you going to have a boxing club fighting in the church?”
Little Village residents feel that outsiders tend to overlook the positive things about the community. Pastor Rodriguez states, “it has its challenges, there’s gangs, there’s drugs, but there's also alot of good people. We just seem to concentrate on the 1000 kids who do all the havoc." Members of the church describe the club as a "family" and that there is a clear sense of community throughout.