The Growing Home Job Training Program is a 12-week curriculum that builds skills for job readiness and success through classroom instruction and paid 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.