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...

I Grow Chicago Hosts Third Annual Englewood Peace Fest

I Grow Chicago, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the Englewood neighborhood through community connection, skill building, and healing, will host their third annual Peace Fest on September 1, 2018. The event aims to celebrate the Englewood neighborhood...

Recap: Healing Justice Court Grand Opening

On a beautiful sunny day, we celebrated the opening of the Peace Court. Two vacant lots have become not just a safer place to play basketball but also a space for restorative justice circles, chess, spikeball, walking club, yoga, walk-a-thons, and more. We are so...
“Firsts” with I Grow Chicago, God, and Rhonda

“Firsts” with I Grow Chicago, God, and Rhonda

I’m spending the entire day compiling everything. I mean EVERYTHING. No phone, no company, just God, Rhonda, my devotion, my heart, and my desire, to make a difference, by conveniencing the lives of others. In this way, it is a blessing in itself. You know,...
We are the Change

We are the Change

After the Peace House had closed on July 11, I went along with a few others to a BEAT meeting.  I tried to enter with an open mind, as I believe any time without one is wasted, and ready to listen critically: Critical of the language used and the attitudes expressed...