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

Job Training

Growing Home recruits job-seeking adults facing multiple barriers to employment into our paid 14-week job training program. We welcome individuals with criminal records, histories of homelessness, low education, and lack of formal work experience.

Our program combines fieldwork on our farms with classroom instruction to prepare participants for success in the workforce.

To learn more please read the 2019 PA Job Description.

We host three program cohorts from April to October, with ongoing recruitment beginning in late February.

Cohort 1 2019: April 2nd- July 5th

Cohort 2 2019: June 4th- September 6th

Cohort 3 2019: July 30th- November 1st

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

Chief Development Officer

Growing Home is seeking a seasoned development professional to lead our fundraising program and team, grow our $1.8M budget, and lead long-term financial strategic planning. Full description and instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

Community Engagement Intern (Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program)

Our Community Engagement team is looking for an intern to join their team this summer, focusing on assisting in ongoing projects of the department such as tours, cooking demonstrations, and other outreach activities. 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.