Where Girls Read for Fun!
Progressionista (noun) - a woman who progresses in life through a love of reading
Progressionista Book Club based in Englewood exposes Chicago girls to the self-discovering power of reading for leisure while building a storybook sisterhood. Our monthly book club meetings feature diverse women professionals and interactive career activities related to the next fictional read. Our speakers -- or Progressionistas -- engage participants by sharing intimate stories about their careers and relating them to the group’s next book. Every meeting creates a girl power experience that further entices participants to read over the next month.
We're bringing the inspiration and joy of Progressionista to each girl's house.
Here is what we will do:
Ready to begin turning the pages while propped up on your own pillows?
Share A Story
High-quality videos with Progressionistas sharing their story will be produced and sent to girls enrolled in program monthly.
Deliver a Book
Boxes highlighting the Progressionista will include a book and activity related to her career and safely be distributed to doorsteps,
Build Sisterhood through Writing
To foster sisterhood, Progressionista Home will include a pen pal program where girls can write letters to each other with all of the supplies needed in each monthly box.
Introduce local women professionals
We introduce eight local professional women who has succeeded in life through the love of reading.
Increase leisurely reading by 100% for all Progressionista participants.
IncreaSE rEADING lEVEL
Through leisurely reading, academic reading activities, and age-stimulating books, reading levels for all participants increase by one grade level.
local women professionals introduced to participants
books added to each girls' home library.