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 and hands-on farm work experience. Based in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Growing Home provides training in 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, all classroom-based aspects of the program are currently facilitated online (via Zoom), but work shifts at our farm continue to be held in-person in accordance with the latest COVID 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.