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...

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...