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 Urban Agriculture Department

  

 Get Started in Illinois' Newest Industry

Events and Meeting recordings

 Akilah Easter, Chair Urban Agriculture

Phone: 
(773) 291-6196
10001 S. Woodlawn
 
Chicago, IL 60628
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 Cannabis Education and Community Partnerships

 Cannabis Advisory Council

The mission of the academic cannabis programming at City Colleges of Chicago is to educate the future workforce, activists, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the Illinois cannabis industry and empower individuals who have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through restorative justice.​​​
                                                                              
Meeting monthly, our council advises and guides our curriculum, future program growth, and continued community advocacy within the industry.                                                                                                                
Partners include:                                                                              
Cabrini Green Legal Aid                                                                               
Chicago NRML                       
Origo Labs                                                                            
Chicago State University                                                                                                 
City of Chicago Mayor's Office                                                                               
Cresco Labs                                                                                                                   
Gromentum Lab                                                                  
Grow Greater Englewood                                                                               
Illinois Equity Staffing                                                                                CFC Construction                                   
Minority Cannabis Business Association                                                                               
PharmaCann                                                                  
Super Critical LLC                                                                        
Team Human Cultivation                                                                            
​​​​​Illinois Women in Cannabis
Redmond Construction                             
GTI​​​​​                             
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Are you a budding entrepreneur or an industry expert? Become part of the conversation today and join our Advisory Council!


 Social Equity Inclusion Plan opportunities

Olive-Harvey College would like to be your community college solution for Social Equity inclusion needs!                                                                               
                                                                                   
Benefits to our program:                                                                                 
  • Licensed as one of the 7 community colleges to offer a “Career in Cannabis” certificate from the State of Illinois
  • Industrial Hemp greenhouse onsite
  • Community need and engagement
  • Industry experts guiding our curriculum
  • Engaged Advisory Council
  • State of the art equipment
View Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)​
                                                                                       
Contact us today to learn more about our tiered donation opportunities
Akilah Easter
aeaster5@ccc.edu

 Scholarship Opportunities

​​​​​Urban Agriculture Scholarship application​                             

                          

                          

African American / Hispanic Male Scholarship                               

Student Criteria                               

  •        Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)  
  •           **Have a demonstrated financial need**  
  • ​       African American or Hispanic Male  
    •       Identifies as Male  
  •        In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available  
  •        Full time / Part-time assistance available  

                                 

African American / Hispanic Female Scholarship                               

Student Criteria                               

·       Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)                                

·       **Have a demonstrated financial need**                                

·       African American or Hispanic Female                                

o   Identifies as Female                                

·       In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available                                

·       Full time / Part-time assistance available                                

                                 

Senior (65+) Scholarship                               

Student Criteria                               

·       Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)                                

·       **Have a demonstrated financial need**                                

·       Be over 65 years of age                                

·       In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available                                

·       Full time / Part-time assistance available                                

                                 

Veteran Scholarship                               

Student Criteria                               

·       Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)                                

·       **Have a demonstrated financial need**                                

·       Active or retired and/or deceased Veterans and family members (spouse, widow, natural child, stepchild or adopted child of the veteran)                                

·       In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available                                

·       Full time / Part-time assistance available                                

                                

Disabilities Scholarship                               

Student Criteria                               

·       Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)                                

·       **Have a demonstrated financial need**                                

·       In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available                                

·       Recorded Disability within one of these dimensions:                                

o   Impairment in a person’s body structure or function, or mental functioning; examples of impairments include loss of a limb, loss of vision or memory loss.                                

o   Activity limitation, such as difficulty seeing, hearing, walking, or problem solving.                                

o   Participation restrictions in normal daily activities, such as working, engaging in social and recreational activities, and obtaining health care and preventive services.                                

·       Full time / Part-time assistance available                                

                                 

Restorative Justice Scholarship                               

Student Criteria                               

·       Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)                                

·       **Have a demonstrated financial need**                                

·       Have lived in a Disproportionately Impacted Area in 5 of the past 10 years (Disproportionately Impacted Areas).                                

·       Have been arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for cannabis-related offenses eligible for expungement, including cannabis possession up to 500 grams or intent to deliver up to 30 grams.                                

·       Have a parent, child, or spouse that has been arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for cannabis-related offenses eligible for expungement, including possession up to 500 grams or intent to deliver up to 30 grams                                

·       In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available                                

·       Full time / Part-time assistance available                               

                                 

Undocumented Student Scholarship                               

Student Criteria                               

·       Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)                                

·       ***Have a demonstrated financial need                                

·       Valid work authorization                                

·       In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available                                

·       Full time / Part-time assistance available                                

                                 

**Financial Need = Cost of Attendance – Student’s expected family contribution                                

*** Financial Need for students unable to complete FAFSA may write a statement indicating financial need​                                
                            
                          
Check out our many scholarship opportunities for credit and continuing education classes!

  


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