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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.


Ready to begin turning the pages while BUILDING A SISTERHOOD?

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High-quality videos with Progressionistas sharing their story will be produced and sent to girls enrolled in program monthly.


Boxes highlighting the Progressionista will include a book and activity related to her career and safely be distributed to doorsteps,


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.

Progressionista Pledge

We read.

We lead

We Believe.

We're a Storybook sisterhood and a girl power team.

We laugh.

We learn.

We love.

We discover ourselves in Progressionista Book Club.

Our Goal​s

Introduce local women professionals

We introduce eight local professional women who has succeeded in life through the love of reading.

Leisurely Reading

Increase leisurely reading by 100% for all Progressionista participants.


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

Girls Served

books added to each girls' home library.

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