Growing Home believes that everyone deserves good food and good jobs. At their USDA-certified organic farms in Englewood, they provide job training to people with employment barriers and sell organic produce in a neighborhood with few sources of fresh food.
The organization’s unique employment training program uses farming to teach transferable skills to adults with extreme barriers to employment, such as criminal records, homelessness, or low education. Through fieldwork, classroom instruction, and personalized case management, they prepare their participants to enter full-time, stable jobs in Chicago's food and farming industries. In 2016, 95% of their program graduates secured employment.
Your donation to Growing Home will allow them to provide specialized hospitality training to our program participants. The organization aims to raise funds to hire an instructor who will deliver four classes to each of their three cohorts.