Investing in Our Children

Investing in Our Children

Working to end gun violence through advocacy, divestment, and investment “You are not obligated to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” These words, passed down through generations of Jewish fathers and mothers, are a call to action and a...

Progressive: I Grow Chicago plants the seeds of neighborhood hope

For most Englewood residents, violence is woven into the fabric of daily life. Although residents and community members walk freely into the house when it is open, once the Peace House closes, Englewood residents still have to deal with their problems though many lack...

Block Club Chicago: Marching forward to transform the block

I Grow Chicago breaks ground on the latest addition to our Peace Campus, the play lot on 6415 S Honore St.  Even the midday thunder and downpour was not enough to deter volunteers. Our residents have longed asked for a safe play space for the children, and the...

Englewood: Past and Present

On a Saturday afternoon, residents from across Chicago gathered in the Peace Garden to listen to stories from multiple generations of Englewood residents. The event is part of a summer series hosted by the Chicago Impact Network to hear from people and organizations...
Why I Sweat for Peace

Why I Sweat for Peace

Physical activity has always been a form of meditation for me personally, and I feel strongly that everyone deserves access to it. I am an avid runner and enjoy many of the fitness classes offered around the city. When I witnessed the investment and commitment the...
Thumbs Up for Another Day

Thumbs Up for Another Day

On April 6 there was a shooting in West Englewood, at a baby shower, that resulted in 6 people, including two children getting shot. A 10-year-old girl was shot in the shin and an 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital....
Here to be a breath

Here to be a breath

“I am here to be everything the world told me I couldn’t be.” – Denisha L. Price A few weeks ago, I was blessed to attend the lululemon Here To Be Summit. The summit was held in the mountains of Whistler, Canada with 50 of the most impactful people...