Our Peace House
The I Grow Chicago Peace House is an intergenerational, community-driven site, intended to serve and support our neighbors. We offer free programming including yoga, meditation, mentoring, gardening and general social services to meet varying needs in the Englewood community.
The Peace House, a house that was previously abandoned and up for demolition, now serves as a community center where we hold events, tutoring, community yoga classes, and operate a food and donation pantry. We hired a contractor who worked with young men in the neighborhood to remodel the Peace House, teaching them life skills such as construction, plumbing, and team work. Since working together to build this Peace House, some of the young men have continued to apply these skills in jobs and even starting their own businesses.