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

Employment Training Program

Program Overview

Growing Home is a paid 12-week training program that builds skills for job readiness and success through a comprehensive, engaging and supportive workforce development curriculum. Based in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Growing Home combines lessons on work readiness, environmental literacy, psychological self-sufficiency, and ongoing post-graduation career success. Additionally, program participants have opportunities to earn professional certifications, access to free legal consultation for record sealing and expungement, and the support of a case manager available to provide referrals for supportive services.

Our 2024 Cohort Start Dates are:
Cohort 1: February 5, 2024
Cohort 2: April 8, 2024
Cohort 3: June 17, 2024
Cohort 4: August 26, 2024

Info Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am at Growing Home’s Farm & Training Center, 5814 S Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60636.

If you have any questions about the program or the application, you can reach out to the Employment Training Department at 773-434-7144, ext. 3.

Apply Now:

Click here to complete the online application. Please first read the Job Description below. We look forward to receiving your application!

Job Description:

Please click here to read the Job Description. This document includes a detailed overview of all program activities, as well as further information about how we are implementing programming during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Job Description also includes very important information about program eligibility and the documents required for enrollment.

Learn More: First-Hand Accounts of the Program

Click here to watch a Behind-The-Scenes of the day-to-day activities of our program.
Click here to watch to former program participants talk about their experiences at Growing Home. This video also provides a glimpse into what work on the farm looks like!
Click here to hear from 2019 program participants about their experiences with the TIP curriculum!