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Growing Home 14-week paid job training program in Englewood in urban farming, environmental literacy, and work readiness

 Growing Home is a paid 14-week training program that builds skills for job readiness and success through classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Based on an urban farm in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Growing Home combines time spent working on the on-site urban farm, with lessons on work readiness and environmental literacy, an emotional resilience curriculum, and ongoing support for career success post-graduation. Additionally, program participants will have opportunities to earn professional certifications, access to free legal consultation for record sealing and expungement, and receive the support of a case manager available to provide referrals for supportive services.

To Qualify, you must:

be age 18 or older

be a Chicago resident

be currently unemployed

have basic reading skills

How to Apply:

Interested individuals must attend an information session to apply. You can call and sign up for an information session at 773-434-7144 ext.3 or by visiting our website at and completing an inquiry form on the opportunities page. Walk-ins are also welcome, but MUST arrive by 10 AM.

Information sessions for Cohort 1 (Cohort starts end of March, 2020):

Tuesday, February 4th, 10 AM

Thursday, February 6th, 10 AM

Tuesday, February 11th, 10 AM

Thursday, February 13th, 10 AM

Wednesday, February 19th, 10 AM

Friday, February 21st, 10 AM

Wednesday, February 26th, 10 AM

Friday, February 28th, 10 AM

Information Session Details:


5814 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60636


call us at 773-434-7144

Please note: if you arrive late to an information session, you will be asked to reschedule for a future date.