The Brave Files: Growing Peace

“You don’t have to be the person our society has told you to be.” What would it look like if we all were able to hear and then live those words? How would we defy expectations and defeat assumptions? How would we change the world and our own paths for the better....

The Chicago Maroon: Community Redevelopment, One Dollar at a Time

“We create opportunities right here at our fingertips.” says Erin, our Co-Executive Director. At I Grow Chicago, we believe in something called activation. Activation is, as the Chicago Maroon writes in a recent feature, “the resurrection of community resources that...

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...

BlackDoctor.Org: A Community Changed By Ownership, Respect & Value

“Pick your own corner of the world and do something to change it.” Those words from Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee inspired I Grow Chicago founder Robbin Carrol to do something at 64th and Honore. Learn more about this history, present and future of I Grow...