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We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center

Organization Address:

1055 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Gregg Bettcher, Executive Director

Phone Number:

(630) 293-0100

Email Address:

Website Address:

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
Fax: (630) 942-4596

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

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

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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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