JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

About Growing Hope
Growing Hope is a 18-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 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 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 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.

2022 Open Positions

Development Manager

2022 Unpaid Internships

There are no open internships at this time.

Tickets are live for Chefs in the Garden – click here to get yours!

Join us on the Growing Hope Urban Farm in the twilight of late summer. On three enchanting September evenings, Chefs in the Garden guests...

We are thrilled to announce Julius Buzzard as our new Executive Director!

Julius has been with Growing Hope as the Program Director since 2021, and in that short time he has developed a deep understanding of our...

Our 2022 Garden Workshop Schedule & Signups

We hold free garden workshops on the Growing Hope Urban Farm throughout the growing season. Click here to check out 2022's workshop...