Greencorps Chicago is the City of Chicago’s paid green-industry job training program focused on horticulture, landscaping, ecological restoration, and tree care. Training takes place in the classroom and on field projects.
Where is Greencorps Chicago located?
Greencorps Chicago is located on the second floor of the Chicago Center for Green Technology located at:
• At least 18 years of age • City of Chicago resident • Pass initial and random drug screenings • Able to meet physical requirements of the work • Able to work Tuesday-Friday, 7am-4pm, occasional Saturdays
How do you apply for the Greencorps Chicago program?
Interested applicants must register for an Open House to be eligible to apply.
There are two ways to register for an Open House:
1. Any interested applicant may contact Greencorps Chicago (312.746.9777) anytime in order to be put on our wait list. Once our Open Houses have been scheduled, we will call you back to register you or register you at the time you call. We will continue to register individuals for Open Houses until they are full.
2. An interested applicant may also contact a referring agency and request a referral from that agency.. The referral agency should contact Greencorps Chicago with the name and contact information of the individual expressing interest in the program.
After attending an Open House, interested individuals may then apply to the program.
What documents are required to enter the Greencorps Chicago program?
All applicants will need to provide the following documents:
• Valid Photo Identification (State ID/ Driver’s License) • Social Security Card • Proof of City of Chicago Residency (signed leased, official letter, etc). • Birth Certificate • Resume • Referral Letter/ Letter of Recommendation
When does the program begin?
The program will begin in mid-March. Applicants must begin by contacting Greencorps to attend an open house. All steps are imperative in order to be considered for the program.
Can I simply show-up to an Open House?
No. All applicants will be assigned to an open house date and time. The open house is by invitation only.
What are the professional licenses and certifications offered in the Greencorps Chicago program?
The training program many have some variation each year. In this green-industry, the work experience offered in the program is just as, if not, more important to an individual’s future success than the certificates.
Traditionally, the following are offered each year: