If 2020 was a movie what would you title it? We think it should be called “We Made It”.
We have to find the blessing in everything this past year brought us. Life is always happening for us, not to us. This year you don’t have to take on New Year resolutions but instead, find the good. Reflect on all the lessons and gifts from 2020 to implement in 2021.
Your Gift to the Community!
With your help, we raised $15,000 in 2020. This assisted with the expansion of our programs.
AGB Investigative Services employees traditionally celebrate the anniversary of the company by volunteering and gifting care packages to organizations selected by AGB officers. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to go out to our partners. Instead, we gifted those in the Auburn Gresham community!
- 230+ families were served in our Wipe Out COVID event.
- 200+ were gifted care packages at the Juneteenth Celebration.
- 100 children received a bike at our first annual bike giveaway sponsored by AGB Investigative Services.
All while hosting our AGB Business Internship and awarding 5 amazing scholars.
Summer of 2020, AGB interns completely transformed. We took a moment to analyze the need of our Chicago youth and decided to expand the program to year-round. We are so happy to have received the Illinois State Grant to provide tangible resources and workshops to help 25 youth excel.
The work doesn’t stop there. We had 1,000 applicants apply to our scholarship program and we were able to gift 5 youth $2000 to continue their academic journey. Naazneen Vhora, a former AGB Scholar graduated in December 2020 and will join the AGB team this year.
You can still join us in changing the narrative of Chicago for our youth and community by donating at agbfd.org/donate
“Hey Alexa, play Secure Podcast”
We are happy to announce we are now on Amazon Music. Closing the year with 1k audio downloads and 2.8K views on Youtube. Share Season 3 of Secure Podcast where the Griffins give you the step by step Entrepreneurial Journey.
According to the U.S Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, 33.7 million small businesses were accounted for in 2020. So many took the leap of faith to start their business as the economy changed. As successful owners of a medium-size business, that is black-owned the Griffins felt the need this season to dive deeper into entrepreneurship. Here are some of our favorites this season:
- The Dream Team
- Building the Foundation
- Let’s Talk Money
- To Thine Own Self Be True
- Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown