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...
Chicago Defender: Family Resource House Grand Opening

Chicago Defender: Family Resource House Grand Opening

Over 200 people came to celebrate the grand opening of I Grow Chicago’s Family Wellness House. Among the attendees, there were local businesses such as Bill’s Grill Mobile BBQ who donated free lunches, community leaders such as Alderman Raymond Lopez and...
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...