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A Yogi in the South Side: Reaching Black Youth in Chicago

In Culture, Health by Frank Jackson1 Comment

I had been working for I Grow Chicago, a non-profit organization helping "at-risk" youth revitalize one of the Englewood neighborhood's many vacant lots by transforming it into an art garden. As we broke for lunch under a sweltering summertime Chicago sun, the leaders of I Grow approached me with a proposition. They wanted me to…