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The AGB Foundation is dedicated to providing resources
and opportunities to underserved communities.

Disrupting the cycle of poverty through workforce development, financial wellness, & philanthropy

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The AGB Foundation is dedicated to providing resources
and opportunities to underserved communities.

Disrupting the cycle of poverty through workforce development, financial wellness, & philanthropy

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AGB Foundation Divvy Bike-a-Thon 8-6-2022
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AGB Divvy Bike-A-Thon Rolls on 8/6/22

Hey Chicago, join us Saturday, August 6, for a fun event that will get your blood pumping—and support our work to develop young business leaders of color. The first annual DIVVY Bike-A-Thon is a 5K route that participants can either ride…
AGB Foundation Bike Giveaway event graphic for 12/22/21
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Double the Gifts, Double the Cheer

One of our favorite events at the Foundation is the annual Bike Giveaway, which helps kick off the holiday season early. Last year, we brought Christmas cheer to residents of the 60620 community with hot chocolate, a black Santa Claus, and 100…

Program Goals

Inspire + Reward

Our Summer Business Internships and College Scholarships programs have benefited nearly 300 minority students. These deserving young people have learned invaluable business and communication skills; received mentoring from minority entrepreneurs and professionals; and earned scholarships for higher education. The exposure to a professional environment and connections they make can change their lives.

Engage + Revitalize

Our mission goes beyond grooming young people of color to excel. We also believe in the power of enlightening others and giving back to communities in need. Our Family First and Community Appreciation programs serve those purposes. Family First provides educational seminars as well as direct assistance to struggling families. Community Appreciation is a partnership with local nonprofit organizations that assist people of color in vulnerable situations. We roll up our sleeves and help these groups accomplish their mission.

350+

Families supported annually through Family First care packages

290+

Youth served

8,600+

Hours of internship and coaching provided

$55,500

Scholarships awarded

100% of our interns and scholarship recipients feels prepared to search for employment and internships after completing our program

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 want to work. But there aren’t nearly enough jobs for them. Meanwhile, parents in these vulnerable communities struggle to provide basic necessities for their families.

It’s time to write a new story.

The AGB Foundation is blasting barriers to educational access, professional opportunities, financial wellness, and needed resources for Chicagoans of color.

Two AGB summer business interns attending a workshop

We are providing inspiration, access, and resources to empower people and address poverty in vulnerable communities.