Ms. Gwen was featured in South Side’s Weekly Best of Englewood 2020! She talks about dealing with and recovering from COVID-19, her work with Wisdom Council and more.
“Ms. Gwen is one of five elders in the Wisdom Council, a group of women who help the organization with peace-keeping initiatives.
The Wisdom Council is modeled after indigenous tribal councils and holds power above I Grow’s formal board, dealing with issues and finding solutions for the I Grow and Englewood community. One initiative was a multipurpose basketball court for I Grow’s peace campus, which spans six formerly vacant lots and two homes, and gives young people a space to play and the elders a space to take walks.”