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:

lstaple@wegrowdreams.org

Website Address:

www.wegrowdreams.org

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:

  • January through April: 9 to 4 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • May through July: 9 to 5 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Description of Organization:

We Grow Dreams is a year round, not-for-profit organization, 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 spring planting
  • Help with landscaping of our grounds
  • Assist with 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

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

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