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.

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.

Job Description:

Please click here to read the 2022 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.

Online Application:

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 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!

Hire One of our graduates

Hire one of our qualified graduates to meet your staffing needs

Sign up for our Volunteer Corps!

Volunteer weekly, monthly or at special events.  We love our volunteers!

Buy our Produce or Purchase a CSA

Buy our local, USDA-certified organic vegetables, herbs and honey.

Email to schedule a tour

Tour our farms with your organization, company or community group

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Receive monthly and seasonal updates on everything Growing Home

Donate to Growing Home

Support our essential programs throughout the year

Jobs & Internships

Thank you for your interest in Growing Home!  We have two positions open below.  Please apply by sending a one PDF document with your cover letter, resume and 3 references to to the person specified in the application.

Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator

Workforce Development Manager

Workforce Development Specialist

2022 Summer Paid Student Intern