Since 2013, Robbin Carroll and her nonprofit, I Grow Chicago, have been working to transform the city’s West Englewood neighborhood from a hotspot of violence to a thriving, peaceful community. Through its flagship Peace House and surrounding campus, the group helps provide the resources and support that the community wants and needs to move forward, from fresh food to yoga classes to employment assistance. In six years, the group has fostered neighborhood development and participation, helping families feel safe and hundreds of residents improve their lives.
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