Youth Employment

New City Farm grows delicious food, but its purpose is more than just feeding people.  For almost a decade, New City Neighbors (the Farm’s parent organization) has been working hard in the Northeast side of Grand Rapids to impact the lives of the kids and youth in that area.The farm’s main objective is to provide job and life skills to high school youth in our neighborhood.  Each summer we employ and mentor 10-12 high school students in a variety of skills within a Christian framework of discipleship. Students learn all aspects of the hard work of organic vegetable growing. They show up to work each day bright and early at 7am. Our students learn how to grow, care for, and harvest a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. 

If you are in high school and want to be a part of our team, apply by completing our Youth Employee Application Form. First year employees begin by working at our urban farm and in our cafe. Second and third year students are given opportunities to work at some of our partner businesses. Hourly employment begins at $10.50 per hour. If you have any questions contact Lance at

Are you a college student looking to gain valuable work experience in community development, organic farming, and youth ministry? We offer two college internships each season. Interns are expected to be present 15 hours a week June-August and will receive a $1000 stipend. We will happily work with your college to help you receive internship credit.