We often run from obligation, expectation, responsibility, and accountability on the day to day bases.  We put things off until tomorrow. We blame others. We don’t see that we can be a resource to the minority community. As the nation becomes more ethnically and racially diverse, it is more important than ever to consider it your responsibility to give back! Given the social and economic challenges the African American community still face today, this effort has never been more important.

It is an obligation to GIVE BACK to your community. It is an expectation to GIVE BACK to your community. It is your responsibility to GIVE BACK to your community. You should be held accountable to GIVE BACK to your community.

Take the Griffins for example! Dr. Denitra Griffin and Mr. John Griffin Jr. Understand the importance of giving back to the community, the BLACK community in particular. They have dedicated their lives to the education, empowerment, and employment of their community. When they see a need they find a solution to rectify the issue at hand, that includes healing one impoverished community at a time.

Without them we would not have had such a HOT summer! Our interns explored the internal business operations of AGB Investigative Services, shadowed multi-million dollar corporations, and  left with the confidence they needed to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our scholars were awarded $20,000 and  had an opportunity to not only hear Lauren Simmons Speak but get to know her on a personal level. The giving didn’t just stop there we have supported over 300+ families with back to school book-bags, school supplies, and so much more.

Join the community of black philanthropist and GIVE BACK by subscribing to a monthly donation. You subscribe to Nextflix, HULU, Amazon Prime, why not subscribe to a great cause!

 

 

Hi world!  I am Kaya Thomas, a rising senior, and AGB Summer Business Intern. Last week on July 25, 2019, I attended the Young Professional Panel hosted by the AGB Foundation. After enjoying some appetizers, meeting some of the AGB scholars and hanging out with my fellow interns, I had the pleasure of hearing the YOUNGEST New York Stock Exchange Trader and trailblazer, Lauren Simmons.

The AGB Foundation did a wonderful job seeking out such an amazing young woman to speak to us. I had the pleasure of not only listening to Lauren Simmons speak, but also meeting her.  Her story really resonated with me. She spoke about growing up as an introvert who later blossomed into a dynamic young woman. She forced herself to network more and get out of her shell.  She was so real about her experiences. Though she worked on the trading floor she surprisingly had a sweet demeanor. In our short conversation about my future plans she actively listened and shared gems I am extremely grateful for.

The night overall was very well organized and enjoyable. Anyone who didn’t come out really missed out on not just free food, but getting to network with some amazing individuals. This was an experience of a lifetime!

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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!

The AGB Foundation is working to build a legacy of young minority executives. Our former interns and scholars are not only preparing for life after college; they are doing amazing things on campus. Meet some of our developing leaders!

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.

These young adults are headed in the right direction! The AGB Foundation is dedicated to developing leaders, particularly underserved youth, and helping them find the right lane for their talents. Help us reach more young people by supporting the AGB Foundation today! 
Save the date notice for Always Giving Back Foundation Young Professional Panel for minority teenagers and young adults in Chicago on July 25, 2019

Seeing is believing—and meeting successful young professionals of color can inspire minority teenagers and young adults to achieve their full potential. That’s the idea behind the upcoming Young Professional Panel on July 25. Save the date for this free educational event presented by the Always Giving Back Foundation!

The Young Professional Panel will be an inter-generational event featuring a local minority entrepreneur with a big personality. This charismatic young professional will tell the story of how they achieved their goals in business, sharing lessons learned along the way.

Immediately following, audience members will be paired with young professionals to engage in a Reflections activity. They will have one-on-one discussions on a variety of topics related to the pursuit of entrepreneurial dreams. Attendees will gain new perspectives on life as a young adult, an emerging leader, and a successful professional.

This workshop from the Always Giving Back Foundation is part of our Family First program, which seeks to provide support for young minority professionals and entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting educational opportunity!

 

 

To all potential applicants, that were unable to open the scholarship and internship applications, please download the fillable PDF forms below. Due to this discrepancy, the deadline is now May 6, 2019! 
If there are any questions please feel free to call the office at 773-239-2227.

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2019 postcard describing the AGB Foundation College Scholarships and Summer Business Internship programs

Looking for additional dollars for college or solid internship experience in business? Want to know what it’s like to work for a successful, black-owned company? The Always Giving Back Foundation believes in preparing students beyond their current stage in life.  We provide a robust paid internship experience that will advance Chicago youth in the workforce. We also offer college scholarships to help make an advanced degree more affordable for students from underserved areas of the city.

The application window is open now through May 3, 2019, for both our College Scholarships and our Summer Business Internship programs. Give yourself an advantage by applying early and pursuing these valuable opportunities! (Please note the applications are Google forms and require a Gmail account to complete.)