Quentin Mables featured on VoyageChicago

“We are most proud of meeting the direct needs of Englewood community members.” VoyageChicago is on a mission to feature the best of Chicago. They look to all neighborhoods and communities to find compelling people and stories. Their recent feature on I Grow...

Event Recap: Hops for Hope

Hops for Hope is One Way We Heal the Hood On April 23, we celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Peace House at the Laguintas Taproom. Watch the recap video as guests ranging from our founder to participants to volunteers to friends of I Grow Chicago talk about where...
Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

During the summer, our Peace Garden can feel like a garden of Eden, a beautiful oasis amidst the concrete. Our children will run through the garden, picking raspberries right off the bush and popping them in their mouth. We love our garden and have felt the healing...

I Grow Chicago talks trauma and healing on CLTV

Chicagoland Television (CLTV) invited Quentin and Erin on air to talk about I Grow’s mission, success stories and ongoing needs. Watch to hear how growing food, yoga and mindfulness, creative expression, building community and more can transform lives and create hope....
Hooping, Hoping, and Healing

Hooping, Hoping, and Healing

Our Peace House was built by our community for our community to provide space for healing from trauma. Over the last four years, we’ve seen the impact one house can have. As we look towards our future, we’re looking to expand the footprint of peace we started with the...
Hope and Access

Hope and Access

Mark Beier is an I Grow Chicago Associate Board member and Director of Training at Shred415. He is the lead organizer of our first annual Gather in Sweat fundraising week. Mark shares his reflections on his time with I Grow Chicago, and how he has been inspired to...

Chicago Reader Features I Grow Chicago’s 4th Anniversary

“If people want peace, they have to invest in peace,”  Erin told the reporter for the Chicago Reader. As we celebrated our fourth anniversary, we were happy to share our history, present and collective, more peaceful future with the local paper. The candid...
I Grow Chicago discusses March for Our Lives on WVON

I Grow Chicago discusses March for Our Lives on WVON

Cliff Kelley of WVON invited I Grow Chicago onto the air to talk about the March for Our Lives, the importance of gun reform and why it matters to the residents of Englewood. Co-executive director Erin Vogel and student leader Eldridge Brown shared how I Grow Chicago...