Inspiring healthy living, economic opportunity, and community empowerment in Englewood
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 and operating the Job Training Program virtually. This means that all classroom-based aspects of the program are currently facilitated online (via Zoom), but that options for in-person components are re-evaluated regularly in accordance with health and safety protocols.
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 2021 Job Description. This document includes a detailed overview of all program activities, as well as further information about how we are implementing remote programming during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Job Description also includes very important information about program eligibility and the documents required for enrollment.
If you have read the above job description and would like to submit an application, you can do so here. Please read the instructions at the top of the application before beginning. We look forward to receiving your application!
While applications are now accepted on a rolling basis, we will not begin following up about phone interviews for the next cohort of the program (Cohort 4 of 2021) until late July. The last day to submit an application for Cohort 4 is Friday, August 6th.
Learn More: First-Hand Accounts of the Program
Click here to hear from 2019 program participants about their experiences with the TIP curriculum!
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!
Get involved with Growing Home!
Volunteer weekly, monthly or at special events. We love our volunteers!
Buy our local, USDA-certified organic vegetables, herbs and honey.
Jobs & Internships
Thank you for your interest in Growing Home! We do not currently have any openings. Please check back in the future as we will post our open positions here.