About the Program
Windy City Harvest Corps employs 30 to 40 justice-involved individuals and veterans in closely mentored, full-time paid transitional jobs and supports them in finding full-time, long-term employment per year. Crew members work on Windy City Harvest farm sites Monday through Thursday, gaining hands-on technical training. On Fridays, crews participate in Roots of Success and Job Club. Windy City Harvest staff supports each crew member in developing a résumé and cover letter, preparing for interviews, and searching for jobs. Crew members also receive weekly feedback from their crew leader on Fridays to help develop workplace readiness skills. Windy City Harvest Corps offers three cohorts per year and recruits from January to May each year.