Yoga Teacher Training: Reflecting on the Process and the Journey

Yoga Teacher Training: Reflecting on the Process and the Journey

In 2017, that was when I found out my love for yoga! Working for a youth development non- profit organization comes with many rewarding moments for both me and my students. I love those moments and working for my students and their futures! However, as many would know...
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...

Englewood: Past and Present

On a Saturday afternoon, residents from across Chicago gathered in the Peace Garden to listen to stories from multiple generations of Englewood residents. The event is part of a summer series hosted by the Chicago Impact Network to hear from people and organizations...
Why I Sweat for Peace

Why I Sweat for Peace

Physical activity has always been a form of meditation for me personally, and I feel strongly that everyone deserves access to it. I am an avid runner and enjoy many of the fitness classes offered around the city. When I witnessed the investment and commitment the...
Thumbs Up for Another Day

Thumbs Up for Another Day

On April 6 there was a shooting in West Englewood, at a baby shower, that resulted in 6 people, including two children getting shot. A 10-year-old girl was shot in the shin and an 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital....