Let’s Give Back: Young Professionals Board of the WGEP Hosts Inaugural Happy Hour Fundraiser

What: The Young Professionals Board of the Women’s Global Education Project is hosting its inaugural happy hour fundraiser

Where: Rockit Bar & Grill on {22 W. Hubbard}

When: Tuesday, June 23 from 6 to 8pm

Details: Tickets are $40 and include appetizers and drinks, networking with young professionals, a raffle, as well as a presentation by the founder, Amy Maglio. Estimated 100-150 young professionals will attend to learn more about WGEP’s work and bid on Chicago experiences including Cubs tickets, East Bank Club passes, Go Cycle/Go Row class package, Pure Barre classes, Chicago-area band Filligar music and memorabilia, Alliance Francais memberships, and more!

Tickets: Can be purchased here

About the Women’s Global Education Project

WGEP was founded in 2003 by returned Peace Corps volunteer Amy Maglio after serving in rural Senegal and seeing firsthand the many barriers there that kept girls from going to school. WGEP works to address the complex barriers—economic, cultural and social—keeping girls out of school and uses a multi-tiered approach that includes scholarship support, family involvement and community awareness to help more girls go to and succeed in school.

WGEP now works in 65 villages in rural Senegal and Kenya. By partnering with local, community-based partners, WGEP ensures that our programs are tailored to, led by and owned by the communities we serve.
The Sisters to School Program
Through need-based scholarships, student and family support programs and community awareness initiatives, the goal of WGEP’s cornerstone Sisters to School program is to get more girls to school and help them succeed there. LEARN MORE:
The Goat Project
Girls’ and Boys’ Clubs
Circumcision with Words: An Alternative Rite of Passage
Community Awareness
Health Awareness/Prevention
Women’s Literacy
Tutoring and Mentoring
Scholarship Support
The Sisters Read Program
Based on the success of Sisters to School and in partnership with USAID, WGEP’s expansion program works to improve literacy in Senegal’s rural Fatik region. Using comprehensive literacy education, the goal of Our Sisters Read is to increase literacy skills among primary school readers and instill a lifelong love for reading and learning. Our Sisters Read also works to increase access to books and technology in the region.

– See more at: http://womensglobal.org/about-us/#sthash.T0AT0cOf.dpuf

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