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 2018 production assistant job description.

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

Cohort 1 2018: April 2nd- July 6th

Cohort 2 2018: June 4th- September 7th

Cohort 3 2018: July 30th- November 2nd

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.

* The Employment Training team is looking for a dedicated summer volunteer to help out in 2018. Please find more info and how to apply here.

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

Employment Training Summer Intern

Our Employment Training team is seeking a Summer Intern who will learn the ins and outs of our job training program while helping participants with job search and helping staff with program administration. See the description here for more details and to apply.

Employment Training Operations Associate

We are seeking an organized, detail-oriented individual for a full-time support position in our Employment Training team. Read the full job description and find instructions on how to apply 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.