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 2020 PA Job Description.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Job Training Program. The first step in applying for the program is to attend an on-site information session, where you will have the opportunity to complete an application. If you would like to be registered for an information session in advance, you can complete this online inquiry form, or call us at 773-434-7144, ext. 345. Walk ins are also welcome.
Information Sessions for Cohort 1, which begins on March 31st, 2020:
Tuesday, February 4th, 10 AM
Thursday, February 6th, 10 AM
Tuesday, February 11th, 10 AM
Thursday, February 13th, 10 AM
Wednesday, February 19th, 10 AM
Friday, February 21st, 10 AM
Wednesday, February 26th, 10 AM
Friday, February 28th, 10 AM
All information sessions are held at the Wood Street Farm, which is located at 5814 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL, 60636. Cohort 2 will begin June 2nd, 2020 and Cohort 3 will begin August 11th, 2020. Information Session dates for these cohorts will be available after recruitment for the previous cohort has closed.

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

Case Management Coordinator

Our Employment Training team is looking for a Case Management Coordinator to join our team. We are seeking candidates who are proactive, detail oriented, and thrive working directly with job-seeking individuals. MSW required. Full description and instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

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.

 

Office Manager

Growing Home is looking for an Office Manager to join our team. We are seeking candidates who are experienced, reliable, well-organized, and efficient, and who appreciate a fast-paced team and creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment. 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.

 

Corporation and Foundation Relations Coordinator

Our Development team is looking for a Corporation and Foundation Relations Coordinator to join our team. We are seeking candidates who have grants 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.