Re:new Project

Organization Address:

483 N Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Sue Roman, Finance Director

Phone Number:

(630) 547-2176

Email Address:

Website Address:

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Limit 2 hours/day)

Description of Organization:

Re:new is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides free vocational training, then employment to refugee women resettled in DuPage County, Illinois. Using upcycled textiles, our volunteers, staff, and Artisans collaborate to create beautiful handcrafted items that we sell in our store, online ecommerce site and to retail partners. By contributing to the local economy and providing a space  for building positive relationships, we create a place for refugee women to thrive.

Description of Service Learner Role:

All Service Learner students will serve as Production Assistants and will be trained in the following ways:

  • Working alongside the Artisan team to cut and iron projects for the women to sew
  • Sorting incoming textiles and/or returning textiles back into the Design Center for future design use.

Organization Requirements:

Volunteer application and 1 hour onsite orientation

Number of Placements Available:

4 - 6 placements available per semester.

We are a multicultural work environment serving refugee women from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. Showing respect for their varied traditions around gender roles and expectations, we offer onsite volunteer placement opportunities to women only. (We offer onsite internship opportunities to women and primarily offsite internship opportunities to men, both occurring in the Fall and Spring semesters.)


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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