• Providing inspiration, access, and life changing opportunities for Chicago youth

    The AGB Foundation is dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders in Chicago’s workforce.

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Chicago is a tale of two cities.

We are one of the great cities of the world, yet violence, poverty, and a lack of opportunity plague too many of our neighborhoods. Young African Americans in Chicago are six times more likely than whites to be unemployed and out of school. Our young people of color want to work. But there aren’t nearly enough jobs for them.

It’s time to write a new story.

The AGB Foundation is blasting barriers to educational access and professional opportunities for young Chicagoans in underserved areas.

Two AGB summer business interns attending a workshop

Don’t Miss Our Soirée Dec. 6!

Get your tickets to the AGB Foundation Holiday Soirée this Friday, Dec. 6! Your support allows us to give high school students real professional experiences and tools that can advance them in their careers and academic pursuits. Learn what the AGB Foundation has achieved to date and how many more young lives we plan to impact in 2020! 

Presenting the AGB Secure Podcast

What are some of the challenges and triumphs that married entrepreneurs face? Join Dr. Denitra Griffin & John Griffin, Jr., for insights into how they built one of the largest African American-owned businesses in the U.S. Their podcast explores facets of entrepreneurship, including establishing a business, balancing daily operations with a larger vision, and working with a spouse.

We are creating life changing opportunities for Chicago youth and inspiring the next generation of business leaders.