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: 

Argo Community
Aurora Central Catholic*
Conent Hoffman Estate
Crete Monee
Downers Grove North/South
East Aurora*
Glenbard East/South
Joliet West*
Joliet Catholic Academy
Kenwood Academy
Lockport Township*
Marion Catholic
Morgan Park
Naperville North*
Neuqua Valley
Oak Park-River Forest
Oswego East*
Plainfield East*
Proviso East/West
Rich South*
St. Charles East*
Waubonsie Valley*
Wheaton North
Whitney Young Magnet

*​2018 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.
2018 Educational Grant Recipients

Educational Grants totaling $27,400 were awarded to 15 high school seniors and currently enrolled college undergraduates.  The 2018 educational grants were presented to students graduating from the high schools listed in BOLD.

Undergraduates attending the following universities also received grants:

Fordham University
Grand Valley State University
Grambling State University
Howard University
Illinois State University
Princeton University
Purdue University
University of Illinois--Champaign
University North Carolina
University of Southern California