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

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

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

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

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