Urbanlife Farms Summer Leadership Program

Need a job this summer? Want to meet new people and experience new things? Interested in making a difference in your community? Participate in our summer leadership program, which includes a Resident Leadership Academy along with hands-on learning at our Southeast farm site. Great for your resume and college applications, while you do community service and gain job experience! Download the job application here, and email kevin@urbanlifesd.org to schedule an interview. 

Summer Schedule

2-day Training: JUNE 28-29
Saturday workdays: 9AM-12PM JULY 7, 14, 21
Graduation party: JULY 28 10-2PM

$100 stipend upon completion of internship, as well as other program incentives.



UrbanLife programs offer almost 16,000 meals per year to neighborhood youth. These same youth need jobs and job training to get them ready for the world.

These facts seemed to collide in an exciting opportunity… transform vacant lots into vibrant urban farms. Produce some of our own local, healthy produce for youth to be exposed to and learn to love. (Kale chips, anyone?) Provide a context for job skills training and youth jobs. Beautify the neighborhood and engage the community through volunteerism and participation.

Thus, the UrbanLife Farms program was created and now has farms in both City Heights and Southeast San Diego!

To volunteer with us, please email sarahcarter@ urbanlifesd.org. 


Youth Employment

Each season, we hire youth interns to work at the farm sites. These are just a few of the skills we expose the youth to as they participate in the UrbanLife Farms internship:

  • how to apply and interview
  • punctuality and responsibility
  • customer service
  • how to work on a team and interact with supervisors
  • how to work hard and stay on task
  • and of course, many farming skills like rototilling, planting, harvesting, and more

UrbanLife Farms CSA Program

Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is on hold for now. Currently, we are focused on providing salad greens to our Cafe and other interested restaurants. If you are interested in purchasing farm produce for your establishment, please contact jose@urbanlifesd.org.