Become A BiG Citizen

Brookwood in Georgetown serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Citizens) who are desiring to be a part of a community designed especially for them.

BiG currently operates three campuses that provide meaningful jobs and fulfilling daytime opportunities for our Citizens. The central location is at 905 N. Church Street in Georgetown, Texas. Our program has also expanded to satellite church locations in Georgetown and Bee Cave. Each site shares the philosophy, culture and administrative support of BiG.

We have also launched residential services at our central location.

**BiG is accepting applications at all three campuses. **

Brookwood in Georgetown was created for those who are no longer receiving federally mandated special education services. Therefore, we will accept applications beginning at age 20 for potential placement after age 21.

To become a BiG Citizen, applicants must complete the following 5 steps:

Step 1 - TOUR

Take a glance at our innovative vocational program to better understand BiG culture and our goals as an organization. Tours are available every Wednesday at 10:15. Reservations are required- sign up on our tour page.

Step 2 - APPLY

After the tour, if you feel that your loved one might be a fit for BiG, we would welcome your application. All campuses are currently open. Contact Anne at anne@bigtx.org for a link to the application. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee; this does not guarantee placement at BiG.

Step 3 - INTERVIEW

After reviewing the application, BiG staff will be excited to meet with you. They will schedule an interview with the potential Citizen and their family.

Step 4 - EVALUATION/VOLUNTEER DAY

An admissions committee will evaluate the information from the application and initial interview. Prospective Citizens will be invited to complete a volunteer day at their campus. This gives the individual an opportunity to “try out” BiG, and job supervisors the chance to evaluate the potential placement.

Step 5 - ENROLLMENT

After the volunteer day, it will be determined if BiG is a good fit for the applicant. If so, congratulations! Welcome to the BiG family!



Enterprises

Each of these enterprises will provide a social entrepreneurial atmosphere and challenge the Citizens, while simultaneously giving them valuable work experience and a sense of purpose and belonging.

BiG Citizens are currently involved in the following creative enterprises:

1 - HORTICULTURE

BiG Citizens cultivate work in our greenhouse and propagate plants.

2 - POTTERY

BiG Citizens engage in handcrafting pottery.

3 - CARDS and BANNERS

BiG Citizens create cards and banners for various occasions.

4 - LASER ENGRAVING

BiG Citizens engrave custom designs on wood, glass, stone, leather, and stainless steel. 

5 - CAFE

BiG Citizens make fudge and cookies, and many serve our customers in the Cafe. 

6 - SOAP

BiG Citizens create handmade soap. 

**The products created through these different enterprises are sold at the BiG store, in local markets, through local businesses and at the Brookwood Gift Shop in Brookshire, Texas



Tuition & Fees

*BiG strives to provide financial assistance to those in need and those who qualify.


Sample BiG Schedule

8:30-9:00 Citizens Arrive
9:00-9:15 Morning Announcements/Devotional
9:15-10:15 Work Session 1
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Work Session 2
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:45 Work Session 3
1:45-2:15 Break
2:15-3:00 Work Session 4 (Tuesdays-Music from 1:45-2:45)
3:00-3:30 Clean Up
3:30-4:00 Citizens’ rides come