If you're reading FW: Chicago, then you're obviously interested in reading content that inspires and celebrates women of all ages, races, and walks of life. With that said, we were thrilled to become a part of the Host Committee for the 5th Annual Shine & Dine, hosted by the amazing Step Up Women's Network. In case you're not familiar with this incredible mentoring organization that empowers teen girls in Chicago's under-resourced communities to become confident, college-bound, and career-focused, here are a few fast facts:
- Step Up's vision is to serve 8,000 teens in five cities by 2020.
- 100 percent of Step Up teens report having access to multiple professional women mentors.
- For the past six years, 100 percent of seniors active in Step Up have graduated from high school and been accepted to college.
Impressive? You bet—but SUWN isn't about to rest on its laurels. From power breakfasts to panel discussions to after school programs, their efforts are ongoing. So if you're curious how you can jump on the philanthropic bandwagon, we'd like to invite you to join us on Thursday, August 13, for the Shine & Dine fête at the Bridgeport Art Center's Skyline Loft. Mix and mingle with other amazing women (like you!) while enjoying bites and sips from some of Chicago's top restaurants.
Tickets range from $125 for general admission to $195 for VIP, which also includes an additional hour of feasting (prior to the event), as well as unassigned seating. Table sponsorships are also available. All proceeds will help support Step Up's charitable programs. Tickets can be purchased on the SUWN website. See you there!