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

  • Almost Home Kids (Naperville)
  • Argo Coalition for Education (YES I CAN)
  • Broadview Food Pantry
  • CommUNITY Diversity Group of La Grange
  • Constance Morris Women's Shelter (La Grange)
  • Family Shelter of Wheaton
  • Fisher House (Hines VA)
  • Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook
  • Riverwalk Adult Care Services of Naperville
  • St. Eulalia Soup Kitchen(Maywood)
  • Wayside Cross Rescue Mission (Aurora)

    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
Crete Monee
Downers Grove North*
Downers Grove South*
East Aurora*
Glenbard East/South
Joliet West
Kenwood Academy
Lockport Township
Marion Catholic
Naperville North
Neuqua Valley*
Oak Park-River Forest
Oswego East
Plainfield East
Providence St. Mel*
Thornwood Academy*
Waubonsie Valley*
Wheaton North
Whitney Young Magnet

*​2020 -2022 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 $400,000 in educational scholarships to students in the Chicago Metro area.
Educational Grant Recipients (2020-2022)

Educational Grants totaling $21,000 were awarded to high school seniors and currently enrolled college undergraduates. The educational grants were presented to students graduating from the high schools listed in BOLD.

Undergraduates attending the following universities also received grants:

Howard University
Illinois State University
Loyola University
Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois--Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Pittsburgh