I Grow Chicago: A Community Changed By Ownership, Respect & Value

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Located at 6402 S. Honore St., I Grow Chicago is a non-profit healing zone for youths to seniors, filled with accessible resources that build skills, foster connections and promote safe and thriving communities.

Created by business owner and certified yoga instructor, Robbin Carroll, I Grow Chicago is a personal story of ownership, respect, and value.

Co-Executive Director, Erin Vogel, tells their story:

What initially sparked the idea for the I Grow Chicago project?

The story is pretty fascinating actually. Our Founder and President, Robbin Carroll, had a lot of money in sales and would always hear about the violence in Southside Chicago and wondered how it could be so different from the Chicago she saw every day.

She attended a talk by Liberian peace activist, Leymah Gbowee, who wrote