Chicago, USA

West Englewood

ON THE PEACE HOUSE

Located on the southwest side of Chicago, West Englewood, one of the 77 community areas, ranks amongst the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. Drive-by shootings, violent crimes, unemployment, and vacant plots have created a social problematic within the community. An everyday struggle to preserve peace and allow normal life to take its course. The Peace House, a previously abandoned and up for demolition house offers diverse educational programs to the community as a whole, providing a ‘safe, inter-generational haven to children and at-risk community members.