IMAN, Citywide Alliance Demand Police Accountability

IMAN joined fellow members of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) for a press conference at City Hall announcing the release of their Citywide Community Conversations report. Veteran organizers from across Chicago gave testimonials stressing the urgency of this police accountability campaign, and called on city leadership to act now to support community-driven changes to police protocol. Read More

Grassroots Power Hour Deepens Organizing Efforts

Recent federal policy decisions around immigration and criminal justice have had a marked impact on the daily lives of many Chicagoans, and particularly those in the Marquette Park area. Recognizing the growing importance of accessible community organizing spaces, IMAN began hosting weekly Grassroots Power Hour sessions to serve the needs of local individuals and families navigating our quickly shifting political landscape. Read More

Atlanta ReEntry Work Making Holistic Impact

As the Atlanta Green ReEntry cohort continued to transform its first construction project into what will be IMAN ATL’s new headquarters, they enriched their program experience through career development workshops and weekly gatherings dedicated to spiritual nourishment. In keeping with Green ReEntry’s core values of financial stability and empowerment, the cohort spent a day at Tarchitects LLC, an established architecture firm in the heart of Atlanta.Read More

Meet IMAN’s Health & Wellness Advocates

IMAN leaders Markus Harris and Cedric Smith recently stepped into roles as Health & Wellness Advocates, working full time at the intersection of our community organizing and farmers’ market work. We sat down with both young men, longtime Marquette Park residents, to discuss their experiences on staff. Read More


IMAN is a community organization that fosters health, wellness and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center. Learn more about IMAN