STEPS Program Interview with Gregg
We Grow Dreams was proud to be featured in the November 2021 STEPS Newsletter. Daniella Caracci & Jared Dugan visited the greenhouse this Fall and did a follow up phone interview with Gregg, our executive director, to write this article about our job training program. Although as a not for profit, we are operated under a board of directors and being executive director does not make Gregg the boss technically, we think these two did a wonderful job sharing our program with their audience, we thank them very much for the support and help to spread word about our mission to provide employment to young adults with disabilities!
Excerpt from Second Edition-STEPS monthly newsletter, November 2021:
We Grow Dreams- A Word From the Boss
Written by: Daniella Caracci & Jared Dugan
We Grow Dreams is a Greenhouse in West Chicago, Illinois. We Grow Dreams was started in 2005. We interviewed Gregg, the owner, and he shared some important information about his company. To be employed at We Grow Dreams, you need to be 16 years old. There are 39 employees that work at We Grow Dreams and of which 34 have some type of disability. Training at We Grow Dreams is different for each employee – But you do get to work right away. Some of the jobs include painting, moving plants, composting, watering, handling garbage and building trays. The work hours are M-F 9-5pm. Saturdays, 9am-4pm. It is closed Sunday and closed all Mondays in November. Gregg’s favorite plant is the sunflower because it grows big + tall! The best way to apply for a job is to come in and have a meeting with them. You can fill out an application, but please call first at 630-293-0100. Thank you, Gregg!
1055 West Washington Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
PO Box 861
West Chicago, IL 60186
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed