I Grow Street Yoga

I Grow Peace Campus

Chicago, IL

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.

About the Peace House

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Core to I Grow’s mission is revitalization and sustainability. Rehabilitation of the block has created economic opportunity, job and life skills training, and a new sense of hope for residents.

Above and beyond, having space where kids can play and grow freely, the community’s main concern is an environment that is a safe peace campus.

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