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.

2019 Summer Business Internship App (1)

 

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.)

 

AGB Foundation presents a financial literacy event for young minority professionals on April 25, 2019

We all have preconceived notions about money that affect our spending habits. Is your ‘money mindset’ driving you forward or holding you back? If you’re a young, minority professional in Chicago, we invite you to attend the Always Giving Back Foundation’s upcoming workshop on financial literacy, “Money Mindset.” The free event will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6:30 pm.

Join us for this educational event to gain insight on money management and the fundamentals of wealth, including homeownership, credit repair, and life insurance. You’ll also have opportunities to network, win a raffle, and enjoy complimentary appetizers.

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

announcing Feb. 7 panel about Love & Business

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.

We hope you enjoyed your holiday festivities with family and friends.

In case you missed the amazing time we had, here’s a peek of our Annual Holiday Soiree.

We thank you for your support!

Recap Video: https://youtu.be/U_WC4ohO_0Y

AGB Holiday Benefit Dec. 22, 2018 invitation

The holidays are about giving what we have with those we love and people who need our help. At the AGB Foundation, we believe in sharing our gifts with deserving young people. Those two causes come together in our annual Holiday Benefit. Join us for an evening of inspiration and a gratifying way to celebrate the season of giving.

Last year, individuals donated more than $20,000 to support our Summer Business Internship and Scholarship programs. We invite you to be a part of the work we do, and make a difference in the lives of deserving young people.