Founder and President
Looking to provide some relief from the stress and trauma of continual exposure to violence, she began volunteering as a yoga teacher for children at an Englewood community school. Soon she found that the children she most wanted to engage and impact were outside the classroom – they were either sitting in the hallway, suspended, or expelled. The root causes of trauma, experienced outside of school walls and by people of all ages, meant expanding her efforts.
The result is I Grow Chicago.
Then as now, Robbin works to integrate the practices of restorative justice, artistic expression, mindful movement, and community development to create a new model of social change.