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...

Kusanya Keeps it Real Local

One of our Partners in Peace, Kusanya Cafe, was featured in SCE.  Kusanya is a place of the people, for the people, by the people—of Englewood. The organization runs on cafe sales, small donations and grants, but thrives on community engagement, intentional...
Reclaim, renew, restore: Breaking Ground on the Play Lot

Reclaim, renew, restore: Breaking Ground on the Play Lot

  A few weeks ago, volunteers and neighbors came out to our Peace Campus to be involved in our Service Day and the official groundbreaking of our nature playlot. The event began with a centering activity where volunteers and community members joined hands and linked...