This year we held nothing back! We moved to a new location. We expanded all of our programs! In celebration of community appreciation day, we stretched beyond state lines. We gifted the community with quarterly family first events. We started the Secure Podcast where our founders voice the importance of family, love, and entrepreneurship. For Chicago youth, we took on more scholars and interns.
Our Annual Holiday Soiree was nothing short of everything we have accomplished in 2019. It was an evening filled with a silent auction, raffles, and more importantly givers.
This holiday season we decided to gift the givers
In the minority community we talk about a lot of things, but not enough about the importance of giving! The Always Giving Back Foundation values those who are culturally competent individuals that not only speak to youth but also lead by example. During our program honored our first Philanthroperneur Award to Keven Stonewall, who has dedicated his life to cancer research and advocacy for Chicago youth.
Then, we had the opportunity to surprise Shawnese Shannon, an AGB Innovative Security Solutions employee, with financial relief this holiday season. Her commitment to the progression of others and vast heart for her family warranted her this award
and more. Last year, she suffered a stroke in the midst of work and refused to leave until her colleague made it in. In the words of Dr. Denitra Griffin, “She is a true blend of strength and kindness, and it’s our pleasure to present this well-earned gift right before the holidays”.
We welcome you to contribute. Help us reach our goal before the new decade begins! Withhold nothing, every dollar counts to help us reach to support our scholarship, internship, and family first programming.
Join us in 2020 for our next event.
Summer is finally here and so are the AGB interns! Nothing feels better than giving well deserved students a chance to fulfill their dreams!
Do you recall when you applied to your first job or prepared for your first day of college? You were a little nervous right? In the minority community there is a lack of knowledge regarding finances, life after undergrad, and how to secure your first job. The unknown causes fear. We are changing that! The Always Giving Back Foundation’s programs provide young people with their first employment opportunity and funds to advance their educational endeavors. We help them get past their fear and prepare to excel in the workforce.
The culture of AGB Investigative Services is not only about giving but rejuvenating and restoring the minority community. We are the philanthropic arm of AGB, so leave the door open for AGB employees to attend our Family First workshops and provide their relatives with a internship and scholarship at the end of the school year.
20% of AGB employees voluntarily donate on a biweekly bases because they believe in our mission. Their gift will progress Chicago youth past their wildest dreams. In the words of James Baldwin we want our youth to understand, their crowns have been bought and paid for. All they have to do is put it on their heads.
We are serious when we say your dollars matter! Your biweekly, monthly, or annual devotion to our youth gives them the ability to see beyond their current circumstance. As a monthly subscriber you receive perks and special invitations. Join us in this life changing opportunity. DONATE TODAY!
Jordan Lewis is an entrepreneur, DJ, 2018 Always Giving Back Foundation Summer Business Intern, and now Sophomore Class President at Trinity College. While in high school, Jordan started the company “Kids Going Out” to provide his peers with safe recreational events. He has applied that passion for service on his college campus. Jordan has facilitated class council meetings to improve student life for freshmen and has developed a course of action to help them track and accomplish goals.
Haille Minor, photographer, artist, and a 2018 Always Giving Back Foundation Intern with a unique fashion sense, started an organization this year. Through Students With a Purpose (S.W.A.T), Haille’s fellow students can explore art styles and express themselves through a variety of artistic media.
As AGB Investigative Services approaches 18 years of protecting people, property, and data, we are proud to SERVE THE COMMUNITY! This year, we are celebrating our anniversary by expanding our Always Giving Back Foundation’s Community Appreciation Program.
This year our three-day program of service is growing to help not one, but five, organizations!
- UCAN – One of Chicago’s oldest social service agencies, UCAN serves nearly 12,000 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois. They provide healing and care for young people who have experienced trauma.
- Margaret’s Village – Provides transitional housing for homeless women, children, and families, as well as enrichment activities for area seniors.
- Caps – Community Assistance Programs (CAPS) strives to attract great talent to help their clients grow.
- PRIMO Center – The Primo Center helps families transition from homelessness to a ‘normal’ life through programming.
- Gateway Men’s Shelter – A 24-hour emergency homeless shelter serving single men, Gateway Men’s Shelter gives their residents personal care items, job seeking services and other services to meet their everyday needs.
AGB ’s leadership team continues to build a culture of giving within the overall staff of 700+ employees. This year, we are reaching our goal to expand our reach from one organization to five deserving groups. Pairing AGB leadership with their choice of several organizations will increase the value and quality of service we offer.
There are many things in life that you can make excuses about; making a difference should not be one. We want to strengthen our community, and sometimes just putting in the work is what you need to do. To inspire a community, we must pour resources, time, and love into it. The Always Giving Back Foundation’s Community Appreciation Program invites you to be of service and volunteer with one of these organization’s this year. Or, support our good work with a tax-deductible donation to the AGB Foundation.
Can you mix business with pleasure? Find out at the third installment of the AGB Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Panel series. Join us for Love & Business, a workshop that reveals the secrets to successful business launch, management, and growth when your life partner also happens to be your business partner. This free event is ideal for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is considering going into business with a loved one.
Love & Business will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Persona, 408 S. Wells St., in Chicago. Come out to enjoy appetizers, raffle, door prizes and insight from some of Chicago’s business leaders and power couples. The panel includes speakers from AGB Investigative Services and Joshua Mercer Insurance.
You’re invited to the 2nd Annual AGB Foundation Holiday Benefit! This festive reception is the perfect opportunity to see firsthand how our foundation is working to inspire Chicago youth and create life-changing opportunities for their professional and personal growth. Please join us! You’ll be able to meet and mingle with our impressive 2017 AGB Foundation Scholars and Summer Business Interns.
Our annual Holiday Benefit is more than a celebration of the season. It’s an opportunity for all of us to be inspired by what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it. The AGB Foundation exists to open doors for minority youth and young adults from struggling neighborhoods in Chicago. Through our foundation’s programs, we recruit young leaders, reward motivated students, assist families in need, and prepare the next generation of our workforce.
It’s a mission that we believe in with all our hearts, but we can’t achieve our goals alone. Your help is essential. Please support the AGB Foundation by attending our Holiday Benefit. Reserve your spot today, or become a sponsor! Either way, you’ll be helping us change lives, today!
The AGB Foundation partnered with the Feed, Clothe and Help the Needy shelter in Englewood for our AGB Community Service Day on April 13, 2017. The AGB family gave back to Chicago by preparing 100 meals and care packages for homeless children and their families. It was a day filled with blessings and gratitude!