About Growing Hope
Growing Hope is a 20-year-old nonprofit organization rooted in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with a mission to foster an equitable and sustainable local food system that empowers all people to grow, buy, sell, prepare, and eat nourishing food. Our work areas include Youth & Schools, Farm & Garden, Farmers Markets, and Food Entrepreneurship. All positions work out of the Growing Hope Urban Farm and the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace. 

Organizational Culture and Values
Our culture is rooted in our values: Transformation, Education, Justice & Equity, Placemaking, and Integrity. We commit to upholding inclusive practices and policies while creating space for courageous conversations as a staff and within our community. Instead of simply providing services, we aim to leverage the vast resources already within our community in order to empower and work with participants and community partners. We believe that community members have the ability to make their own decisions about their health and wellness goals and that Growing Hope acts as a resource to increase access and opportunities to meet these goals.

Growing Hope encourages people of color and individuals who possess an in-depth understanding of poverty or economic hardship to apply. We welcome a diverse pool of applicants and make employment decisions based on merit. We do not discriminate against potential employees based on race, creed, age, physical ability,  national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. Accommodations will be made so that the application process and positions are made accessible for qualified applicants.

Currently, open paid positions include: 


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