The Chicago Citizen: Peace Ambassadors Come to I Grow Chicago

I Grow Chicago welcomed 40 Chicago students from Perspectives Charter School’s Rodney D. Joslin Campus for a volunteer day. The students, landing from 11 to 18 years old, put together care packages with toiletries and other essentials to be distributed to our...

Perspective Peace Comes to I Grow Chicago

During National Volunteer Week this April, one student-led social justice club came to work with us in Englewood. Members of Perspective Peace spent time with us making care packages, practicing mindful yoga, and exploring how to foster peace through volunteering. If...
WGN TV:  Local Young Leaders On and Off the Field Show Their Support

WGN TV: Local Young Leaders On and Off the Field Show Their Support

Imagine our surprise when a whole bunch of high school soccer players from local communities showed up with a check for $4500! The players committed to running together and donating the money they raised to I Grow Chicago. We plan to use the funds toward the purchase...

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...