Inspiring healthy living, economic opportunity, and community empowerment in Englewood

Job Training

The Growing Home Job Training Program is a paid 12-week curriculum that builds skills for job readiness and success through classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Based on an urban farm in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Growing Home combines time spent working on the on-site urban farm, with lessons on work readiness and environmental literacy, an emotional resilience curriculum, and ongoing support for career success post-graduation. Additionally, program participants will have opportunities to earn professional certifications, access to free legal consultation for record sealing and expungement, and receive the support of a case manager available to provide referrals for supportive services. 

If you have any questions, you can reach out to the Employment Training Department at 773-434-7144, ext. 3.

Updated Job Description

Please click here to read the updated Cohort 3 Job Description. This document includes a detailed overview of all program activities, as well as further information about remote programming being implemented in response to COVID-19.

First-Hand Accounts of the Program

Click here to watch to former program participants talk about their experiences at Growing Home. This video will also give you a taste of what work on the farm looks like!

Click here to hear from 2019 program participants about their experiences with the TIP curriculum!

Complete an Application

Please read the instructions at the top of the application in full before beginning. The online application can be found here. You can reach us at 773-434-7144 ext. 3 with any questions about the application or the application process.

Volunteer

As a volunteer at Growing Home, you have an opportunity to help with events, lend a hand on the farm, and assist with administrative projects.

Volunteering occurs during the farming and training season, March through November, weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Please email volunteer@growinghomeinc.org for a list of scheduled volunteer days, to sign-up, to inquire about recurring volunteer positions, and to inquire about group volunteer opportunities.

Hire Our Graduates

Hire one of our qualified graduates to meet your staffing needs. Our job seekers are pre-screened for each employer’s qualifications and are ready to work. We also offer ongoing support to both the graduate and employer throughout the life of their employment. To learn more about becoming an employer partner, download the PDF below.

Growing Home adds immense value to our Chicago community. They work with a population that needs support and gives them the skills and training they need to become an asset to organizations like my own.

Dave Rand, COO & Co-Founder, Local Foods

Jobs & Internships

Spring or Summer Social Work Intern

We’re looking for an MSW candidate to work alongside our Case Management Coordinator for approximately 24 hours per week. Start and end dates are flexible. Full description and instructions on how to apply can be found  HERE.

Development Manager

Our Development team is looking for a Development Manager to join our team. We are seeking candidates who have 5+ years development experience, are detailed oriented, have exceptional organizational and relationship building skills, and thrive working in a dynamic role. Full description and instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

 

Events and Marketing Coordinator

Our Development team is looking for an Events and Marketing Coordinator to join our team. We are seeking candidates who have events experience, are detailed oriented, have exceptional organizational and relationship building skills, and thrive working in a dynamic role. Full description and instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

 

Other Opportunities

BUY PRODUCE
Buy our local, USDA- certified organic vegetables, herbs, and honey.

LEARNING GARDEN
Our learning garden is open to youth groups of all ages for an interactive learning experience.

TOURS
Take an informational tour of our farms, available Monday- Friday 8am-3pm.