In the Spotlight

Have Dreams’ Artwork on Display at Abt Electronics

Abt Gallery Photo - Emilie, Kathi, Ron

PICTURED: Ron & Kathi Reese, Emilie Lindberg

Have Dreams Life SCILs participant Emilie Lindberg, and her grandparents Ron and Kathi Reese, are proudly standing alongside her colorful painting displayed in Abt Electronics second floor Home Showcase Gallery.  Emilie, along with other adult participants from Have Dreams, have their creative artwork on display throughout Abt’s beautiful Home Showcase Gallery.  Plan a visit to Abt Electronics in Glenview to enjoy more of the amazing paintings created by the adult men and women from Have Dreams, displayed amongst Abt’s luxury furniture and kitchen galleries.

Have Dreams is honored to have our talented participants’ artwork on display at Abt Electronics, and is grateful for this opportunity to display our talented participants’ artwork in their store’s beautiful new gallery.



Have Dreams Academy Business Partner Jean Kroll Inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

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Pictured left: Ed Schneidman & Jean Kroll, Sara LaMontagne, and Clark McCain, Senior Program Officer at The Coleman Foundation


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Jean Kroll, founder of ILOVESWEETS commercial bakery, and business partner for Have Dreams Academy, was inducted into the 2016 Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, at an October 13, 2016 dinner ceremony held at the Field Museum (see: Jean was honored as one of a select number of distinguished entrepreneurs in the Chicago area.


Jean, was recognized for her success as an entrepreneur, her mentorship of other entrepreneurs, and for the workforce training program for adults with autism, our Have Dreams Academy, she implements at her business in partnership with Have Dreams.

We’re proud to partner and collaborate with Jean, and are grateful to her for time, talent and expertise to provide our Have Dreams Academy candidates with an incredible foundation of workplace skills at her bakery during their internships.  Jean’s dedication and high standards in implementing Have Dreams employment training curriculum, has enabled our candidates to seek and secure successful competitive employment upon completion of their internships at ILOVESWEETS.

Read more about her prestigious award here