Programs During the 17/18 School Year

2017/2018 Public Programs

The Viola Project welcomes all youth ages 10-16 who culturally identify as girls and women.  
Our students are welcomed regardless of their race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation or ability.  

Every Inch a Queen

President's Day - Monday, Feb 19
Ages 10-14

It's time to get more girls in government! 

Join the Viola Project for our fourth annual President's Day workshop dedicated to exploring leadership through Shakespeare's kings, queens and rising stars.  We'll spend the day talking government, playing theatre games and exploring our inner world leaders with the likes of Cleopatra and Joan of Arc.  Never acted in a Shakespeare scene before?  No problem! We welcome all ability levels from newbie to seasoned Shakespearean veteran.

There's no school... so spend the day with us, instead!

Offered in 3 locations this year -- Edgewater, Hyde Park, and Oak Park

**Financial aid is available! Email for info**


City Lit Theatre
1020 W Bryn Mawr
Chicago, 60660

Hyde Park

University Church of Chicago
5655 S University Ave
Chicago, 60637

Oak Park

Pleasant Home
217 Home Avenue
Oak Park, 60302

Stay tuned CPS Spring Break Camp information...!

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2017/2018 School Partners

This year, we're running  programs in partnership with the following schools:

  Everett Elementary School
                 Funded by the American Association of University Women

  George Washington Elementary School
                 Funded by the American Association of University Women

  Hayt Elementary School
                 Funded by a philanthropy class at DePaul University

  St Catherine-St Lucy School
                 Funded by the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation's
                 Women Leaders in Philanthropy giving group

  Young Women's Leadership Charter School
                Funded by the Arbonne Foundation


These programs are partially supported by grants from: the Chicago Foundation for Women, the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and the Conant Family Foundation.

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