Chicago Semester Event: Homegrown: Stories from Food Start-Ups in Chicago

Join Chicago Semester in our ongoing celebration of 45 years, serving college students through experiential education programming, as we present Homegrown: Stories from Food Start-Ups in Chicago. This event provides an opportunity to hear stories from entrepreneurs of color working to make an impact on their Chicago neighborhoods through food. Join us as we explore how these entrepreneurs have shaped and reshaped their businesses, how the concept of place has impacted their purpose and work, and how they believe entrepreneurship can shape the future of their Chicago neighborhoods. Moderated by Jonathan Brooks, Chicago Semester Faculty and Senior Pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The event will also feature lunch sized samples of top recipes from the food start-ups.


Learn more and register for this complimentary event here.


Looking to join our Spring 2024 program in our unique, full-time, semester-long format? Email to apply now! Open spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact us by September 5th so we can hold you a spot. Want to apply for Summer 2024 or the 2024-2025 academic year? Stay tuned for future program offerings coming soon.