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12-Week Paid 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.

Start Dates for 2024:
Cohort 1: February 5th
Cohort 2: April 8th
Cohort 3: June 17th
Cohort 4: August 26th

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

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.

Job Description:

Please click here to read the 2024 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.

Apply Now:

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!


Jobs & Internships

Thank you for your interest in a job at Growing Home!  Please click here to see our current openings on Bamboo HR.