Sep 28, 2019
Power Your Story took an incredible field trip to visit the I Grow Chicago Peace House in the Englewood neighborhood.
We got a tour, played basketball, took a kai chi do class (which you'll hear about in another episode), visited the greenhouse, met community members, ate lunch... it was a great day!
Al, Malik, Justus and Keenan interviewed co-executive directors Quentin Mables and Erin Vogel about the organization's mission, why they personally got involved, what kinds of programs they offer and the importance of offering a safe space for people in what is traditionally known as a rough, under resourced community.
The mission of I Grow Chicago is to grow Englewood from surviving to thriving through community connection, skill building, and opportunity.
Powered by community and leading from the streets, all programs work to address the traumatic effects of violence and poverty.
Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
Season 3 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Carzel, Danais, Juan, Justus, Keenan, Malik, Mark, Miguel, Nathanial, Shamar, Shaquan, and Zamire.
Production support from After School Matters and The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.
Cover Art by Emmanuel Johnston, from Ms. Yuridia Trujillo's Digital Media program through After School Matters. Theme Music by DJ Sparkz aka Genaro.