Community Spotlight: Delois Steward

Community Spotlight: Delois Steward

An interview with Delois Steward, Peace Gardener How long have you lived in Englewood? I’ve lived in Englewood for 48 years, on 66th and Honore. In the 48 years I lived on 66th and Honore, I’ve always been a giver. I’m out at 7 o’clock in the morning cleaning up the...
A Piece by Peace

A Piece by Peace

“All great changes are preceded by chaos” – Deepak Chopra This quote explains my journey to becoming “Peace” perfectly. At birth I was given the name of James Lee Coleman. Later I realized with the help of restorative justice that to be...
How Education Will Change My Life

How Education Will Change My Life

How education will change my life is with education I can better my future and further my education and understanding. I always limited myself to where I felt that I couldn’t go any further in life or there isn’t anything else that I could learn or get outta life, but...

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,...