We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center

Organization Address:

1055 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Laurie Staple, Executive Director

Phone Number:

(630) 293-0100

Email Address:


Website Address:


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:

Shorter hours from January through April. Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. May through July, 9am to 5pm.

Description of Organization:

We Grow Dreams is a year round, not-for-profit corporation, providing job training for individuals with disabilities, our Team Members. We supply a variety of annual and perennial plants, vegetables, and herbs, which are available for retail and wholesale purchase. In addition, we have a gift shop where craft products made by our Team Members are sold.

Description of Service Learner Role:

Opportunities include:

  • Job Coach - provide 1:1 job coaching with a Team Member for a variety of greenhouse jobs
  • Help with clean up of our grounds
  • Help with landscaping of our grounds
  • Conduct craft sessions


Organization Requirements:

A background check is required.

Number of Placements Available:

5 or more


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258, (630) 942-2230

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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