Community Celebration: Young Yogis Teacher J Woods lands dream job

Community Celebration: Young Yogis Teacher J Woods lands dream job

Our Young Yogis teacher J Woods has landed a full-time job at the Little Gym in Glenview doing what he loves most — working as a yoga teacher with kids!   “Working with kids has always been my passion because preserving a child’s creativity and encouraging their...
Block Club Chicago: I Grow Chicago’s 7th Annual Holiday Giveaway

Block Club Chicago: I Grow Chicago’s 7th Annual Holiday Giveaway

Hundreds of people came together at I Grow Chicago’s Peace House on Sunday afternoon during the 7th Annual Holiday Drive. The house was filled to the brim and was a site of controlled chaos. Hawkins, who learned about the event through other relatives, and...
I Grow Chicago to Host its Seventh Annual Holiday Giveaway

I Grow Chicago to Host its Seventh Annual Holiday Giveaway

On Sunday, December 15, I Grow Chicago will be hosting its seventh annual Holiday Giveaway event to spread hope with more than 3,000 presents to 750 children in Englewood. I Grow Chicago has partnered with local businesses and Chicagoland residents to gather more than...
Yoga International: Community Wellness that Goes Beyond Yoga

Yoga International: Community Wellness that Goes Beyond Yoga

Yoga International speaks with founder and executive director Robbin Carrol about the beginnings of I Grow Chicago, from her first meeting Quentin to teaching yoga on empty lots, as well as the future plans of the Peace Campus: building more recreational spaces, safe...
Chicago Sun-Times: Tearing down Englewood homes hasn’t saved it

Chicago Sun-Times: Tearing down Englewood homes hasn’t saved it

In the last decade, 861 buildings were razed in the Greater Englewood area. This is the most demolitions of any community area in Chicago apart from West Town. However, unlike West Town which has seen 1,400 new construction permits and economic development, Englewood...
WBEZ: Englewood Nonprofit Expands Peace Campus

WBEZ: Englewood Nonprofit Expands Peace Campus

Our co-executive director Erin Vogel and Director of Community Engagement Peace Coleman speaks with WBEZ about the recent grand opening of our Family Wellness House. They talk about what this new space means to the community that lives on the block as well as the...