P.O. Box 571
Westmont, IL 60559-0571
Organizations supported from 

  • CommUNITY Diversity Group of La Grange
  • Constance Morris Women's Shelter
  • Family Shelter of Wheaton
  • Fisher House
  • Wayside Cross Rescue Mission 
  • YES I CAN Program

Educational Initiatives: 
  • Educational grants for high school graduates and college undergraduates

Programs For Youth: 
  • Easter Egg Hunt 
  • Christmas Party   

Community Involvement: 
  • Holiday baskets to needy families 
  • Donations to families in times of crisis 
  • Reading materials to senior citizens facilities 

Partial list of high schools under our scholarship umbrella: 

Air Force Academy*
Conent Hoffman Estate
Crete Monee
Downers Grove North/South
East Aurora*
Joliet West
Lockport Township*
Montini High School*
Morgan Park
Naperville Central/North
Neuqua Valley
Oswego East*
Perspectives Leadership Academy*
Plainfield East*
Proviso Math & Science Academy*
Rich South*
St. Charles East*
Waubonsie Valley*
West Aurora
Wheaton North
Whitney Young Magnet

*​2017 academic grant recipients selected from these schools

THE PROGRESSIVES-HARAMBE, INC. is a community-based, non-profit organization comprised of women dedicated to promoting academic excellence and building stronger communities. 

Our organization's primary purpose is twofold:

To help cultivate and develop children in every aspect  of their lives - educationally, culturally, socially, and  emotionally.

To aid and give support to families in emergency situations in the Chicago Metro area. 
The source of income for the organization is an annual benefit fashion show as well as annual dues from the membership.

Proceeds from the fundraiser are primarily used for scholarship, enrichment camps, and the social and cultural development of children. 

Since 1972, The Progressives-Harambe, Inc. have awarded more than $300,000 in educational scholarships to students in the Chicago Metro area.
2017 Educational Grant Recipients

Educational Grants totaling $25,000 were awarded to 14 high school seniors and currently enrolled college undergraduates.  The 2017 educational grants were presented to students graduating from the high schools listed in BOLD.

Undergraduates attending the following universities also received grants:

Fordham University
Joliet Junior College
Illinois State University
Michigan State University
North Central College
University of Illinois
University of Missouri
University of Pittsburgh