JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

About Growing Hope
Growing Hope is a 16-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 culture is rooted in our values: Transformation, Education, Justice & Equity, Placemaking, and Integrity. Our areas of work 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 partner with participants and customers. 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 on the basis of merit. We do not discriminate 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 position is made accessible for qualified applicants.

2020 Paid Positions

Growing Hope is not currently hiring. Please continue to check back about hiring opportunities in the future.

2020 Unpaid Internships

Growing Hope is not currently accepting interns. Please check back soon!

Youth Programs

Farmers Markets

Farm & Garden

Upcoming Events

Sep
26
Sat
9:00 am Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town opens June 20th! The Saturday market will be the only open air Ypsi Market in 2020. The Tuesday market will remain online only until further notice. More info[...]
3:00 pm Inclusive Food Justice Education... @ Virtual Workshop (see event details)
Inclusive Food Justice Education... @ Virtual Workshop (see event details)
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Inclusive Food Justice Education Network's Workshop Series: #4 @ Virtual Workshop (see event details)
In the fourth workshop in the Inclusive Food Justice Education Network’s Workshop Series, Ava HaberkornHalm will discuss the various ways ableism presents itself in the Food Justice Movement today, and connect that ableism to the[...]
Sep
30
Wed
10:00 am Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
On September 23rd & October 7th from 5-7pm and September 30th & October 14th from 10-12pm we are opening our farm for a fun, interactive visit for families in the Ypsi area. Take learning outside![...]

Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope

In order to fundraise as safely as possible this fall, we are holding an online auction from October 6 to October 13. Bountiful Harvest,...

A Year in Review: Our 2019 Annual Report

Dear Growing Hope Friends, As I write this, 2019 seems eons ago. But, in these uncertain times it has been a good, grounding exercise to...

Checking in with Our Home Vegetable Gardeners

We check in with our Home Vegetable Garden program participants throughout the growing season to see how things are going and answer any...