Growing Hope

Growing Hope

Being a mentor in the I Grow Chicago Peace Garden is one of the most beautiful things I have ever been a part of in my life. Everyone I’ve had the honor of working with, we all walk proudly on the block, feeling the delights of the tidy flower beds, litterless...
Olam chesed yibaneh, a world where love lives in public

Olam chesed yibaneh, a world where love lives in public

When I heard news of the tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, I was immediately brought back to an experience I had in high school, when the seniors played a “prank” and painted all the underclassmen Jews’ cars with swastikas. In that moment, seeing a...

Yoga Journal: Good Karma Awards

This month, we learned that I Grow Chicago was selected by Yoga Journal, in conjunction with partners from the Yoga Service Council, Give Back Yoga Foundation, Yoga Alliance, and Lululemon’s social impact program Here to Be, as one of 10 community groups using yoga to...
Chicago Bears Support Peace Campus

Chicago Bears Support Peace Campus

We’re thrilled to be one of the local social justice community groups the Bears’ players, ownership and staff have chosen to focus on supporting this year. Read more about the organization’s efforts to support peace and promote community with a generous grant, and a...
Community Spotlight: Delois Steward

Community Spotlight: Delois Steward

An interview with Delois Steward, Peace Gardener How long have you lived in Englewood? I’ve lived in Englewood for 48 years, on 66th and Honore. In the 48 years I lived on 66th and Honore, I’ve always been a giver. I’m out at 7 o’clock in the morning cleaning up the...