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.
Like all organizations right now, Growing Home has been forced to quickly and creatively adjust over the past several weeks in order to keep our Job Training Program operating and serving as many people as possible during these unprecedented times. On this page you can find information about all of the adjustments we have made to our farm, classroom and application processes to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and participants.
As an organization, we are so excited to be opening up recruitment for Cohort 2 of the 2020 program. For the first time will be carrying out a fully remote application process.
If interested in applying, please review all of the updated documents and information on this page first before submitting your online application. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 773-434-7144, ext. 3.