Summer Camp Recipes: Greek Salad and Cucumber Gazpacho

Summer Camp Recipes: Greek Salad and Cucumber Gazpacho

 I’m glad to be back at the Peace House for the summer camp working with the kids.  I missed these kids. It was a lot of fun to be back for the Cooking and Nutrition class.  It felt great seeing the kids especially when the kids ran up to me, yelled “Miss Erin!!” and...
Investing in Our Children

Investing in Our Children

Working to end gun violence through advocacy, divestment, and investment “You are not obligated to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” These words, passed down through generations of Jewish fathers and mothers, are a call to action and a...

Progressive: I Grow Chicago plants the seeds of neighborhood hope

For most Englewood residents, violence is woven into the fabric of daily life. Although residents and community members walk freely into the house when it is open, once the Peace House closes, Englewood residents still have to deal with their problems though many lack...

Block Club Chicago: Marching forward to transform the block

I Grow Chicago breaks ground on the latest addition to our Peace Campus, the play lot on 6415 S Honore St.  Even the midday thunder and downpour was not enough to deter volunteers. Our residents have longed asked for a safe play space for the children, and the...