Greenhouse Scholars
is an education nonprofit
cultivating leaders to change
low-income families
and communities

Our vision is to create a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. We work with the next generation of leaders and change agents, and together change the trajectory of their families, their communities, and broader global communities.

News and Happenings

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July 26, 2017
Join us for Annual Inspire on Tuesday, August 8th 

Greenhouse Scholars hallmark event, Annual Inspire, is just 2 weeks away. This is the one time we bring together all of the Greenhouse Scholars and our community of supporters. Please join us for this incredibly special and inspiring experience. During…

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May 16, 2017
Greenhouse Scholars welcomes the Class of 2021

In November more than 300 high school seniors submitted their application to Greenhouse Scholars in the hopes of creating a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Over the course of the next 6 months, 450 volunteers spent…

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May 12, 2017
Recap of Glass Half Full Colorado

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a memorable and impactful evening at Glass Half Full Colorado. With your support we raised just over $65,000 net for Greenhouse Scholars! This event had an immediate impact on the number of…

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April 4, 2017
The Community Table to feature Chef Ed Sura

Greenhouse Scholars welcomes Chef Ed Sura as the featured chef at The Community Table on June 10, 2017 in Lake Forest, IL. Chef Sura developed his appetite for cooking while growing up on a farm in Michigan. This sparked a…

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March 27, 2017
Support Noshin’s ‘Ghost Heart’ Flex Funding project

Noshin, University of Illinois Class of 2019, became interested in medicine during a visit to her birth country, Bangladesh, while in high school. Disconcerted by the substantial difference in medical technology between her homeland and the United States, Noshin decided…

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February 28, 2017
NEW! Support your favorite Flex Funding projects

Scholars rely on Greenhouse Scholars’ Flex Funding to fund life changing projects and experiences that support their leadership, impact, personal growth, or educational endeavors. These are important experiences that our Scholars might otherwise not have the financial resources to pursue. …

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February 24, 2017
Greenhouse Scholars’ first annual Peer Day

This Sunday marks Greenhouse Scholars’ first annual Peer Day in which Scholars gather together in small groups across the country to celebrate and support one another. George, Class of 2017, and Will, Class of 2018, who both attend University of…

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January 24, 2017
Elli Legerski, Class of 2012, makes Sundance Film Festival debut

Congratulations to Greenhouse Scholar Alumni, Elli Legerski, who’s film Snatchers showed at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Elli spent two summers interning with Lee Daniels Entertainment, an opportunity she was connected to through Greenhouse Scholars. Elli credits her internship experiences…

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January 24, 2017
Get tickets now for The Community Table on June 10

Join Greenhouse Scholars and Illinois’ most inspiring and extraordinary young leaders for The Community Table on June 10, 2017. Featuring a three course meal from one of Chicagoland’s top chefs, you will savor a delicious and inspiring evening in a…

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