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12-Week Paid Employment Training Program
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.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Growing Home is prioritizing health and safety by following city protocol and transitioning to virtual learning when necessary.
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.
Please click here to read the 2023 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. To view and download the program flyer, please click here.
Once you have reviewed the complete job description, click here to complete the online application. Please read the instructions at the top of the application before beginning. We look forward to receiving your application!
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!