I Grow Peace Campus
The mission of I Grow Peace Campus is to build Englewood from a neighborhood that is surviving to one that is thriving, through the power of community, connection, skill-building, and opportunity.
Our work with I Grow began when organization founder Robbin Carroll approached our own Tom Jacobs for help in obtaining permitting to rehabilitate an abandoned home, now known as The Peace House, into a community center.
What began as a single home has since become a campus that supports various services, programs, play areas, and a flourishing vegetable garden. By transforming abandoned homes and vacant lots into resident-led resources, I Grow builds a safer, better-connected, and more hopeful community.
We are honored to apply our skills and experience to improving life for children and families in Chicago — specifically by creating environments dedicated to increasing their well-being and safety.