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Our Mission

I Grow Chicago aims to create an environment to connect and belong in order to foster wellness, justice, and dignity for all.Through community connection, skill building, and resource access, we promote collective healing and empowerment. I Grow Chicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed for exclusively charitable and educational purposes.

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone can grow into their unlimited potential.

Our Values

Peace and justice are inseparable —  without one, we cannot have the other

Everyone has the right to live and prosper in their own environment, unconditionally

Accept everyone where they are in this moment in time without judgment

Courage is the unbreakable piece inside us all that unleashes love, fosters hope, and makes life possible

Each day is an opportunity for growth and PEACE.

Our Change Philosophy

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. Our holistic engagement model combines community connection, skill building, and resource access to simultaneously address environmental stressors and provide collective healing and empowerment.

As a truly community-led organization, we engage and employ residents to collaboratively lead our five service areas:

We believe in combining the enduring benefits of these practices in a holistic wrap-around approach that helps:

Our Peace House offers an alternative space that is educational, fun, non-judgemental and above all—inspiring.