Our Community

We are powered by community and sustained by those who dare to hope. Everything we do is collective and collaborative, working across lines of difference to build a brave space for all. We view our neighbors as experts, and leadership comes from those most affected by violence and trauma.

Our Team

Karen Clark

Director of Community Wellness

Ken Johnson

Director of Programs

Laura Phillips

Born to Thrive Manager

Rita Carmona

Cultural Activism Manager

Dennis Tabb

Community Outreach Manager

Jesse Forest

Facilities Coordinator

Wisdom Council

Board of Directors

Ellie Bahrmasel

Further Faster

Venu Gupta

Mother Jones

Robbin Carroll

I Grow Chicago Founder and Co-Chair

Gwen Johnson

Englewood resident

Karampal Kaur

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

Evan Lyon

Heartland Alliance Health

Lara Moynihan

Nomad Chicago, I Grow Chicago Co-Chair

Chris Ruder


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