I Grow Chicago’s mission is to provide a safe, inter-generational haven to children and at-risk community members. Through sustainable farming and educational programs in nutrition, movement yoga and the arts, we foster creativity, wellness and empowerment for individuals in the community as a whole. I Grow Chicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed for exclusively charitable and educational purposes.
Whatever happens to any one of us—human, animal, plant or ecosystem—happens to all of us. We are all in this together, and together we can use our unique interests and skills to help others improve their lives, their families and their community. We believe in combining the enduring benefits of yoga, sustainable gardening, and creative/artistic expression in a holistic approach that helps:
- Relieve stress
- Improve physical health
- Build self-esteem
- Increase focus and determination
- Manage and heal difficult emotions
- Learn new job skills
- Connect with others in a positive environment
- Teach how care for the self, community, and environment are inter-related
Our events offer an alternative space that is educational, fun, non-judgemental and above all—inspiring.