Why support our work?

Jobless rates among young people of color in Chicago have been increasing at an alarming rate.

In 2014, 88% of African Americans and 85% of Latinos 16–19 years old were unemployed. This trend can be reversed.

The AGB Foundation is preparing students for leadership in business by

  • providing real-world business and entrepreneurial experience to high school students
  • removing barriers to educational access
  • sharing best practices on a variety of topics for job seekers
  • helping families with children meet their basic needs

We can’t do it alone

The opportunities we create through the AGB Foundation can change the lives of minority students from Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. As we enter the fifth year of operation, we see a growing need to invest in and inspire these young people. We need partners—community organizations, schools, and civic-minded companies and individuals—to get the job done. Join us in paving the way for students of color to become business leaders or entrepreneurs. And help rebuild their neighborhoods in the process.


Does your company want to provide work experience and mentoring to teens through our Summer Business Internship? Sponsor a family with children? Or collaborate with AGB Foundation on another initiative? We’d love to work with you! Contact us to get the conversation started.


Your time and talents will be treasured at the AGB Foundation. We welcome volunteers to assist us with a variety of projects and events. Contact us to learn about our current volunteer opportunities!

How we give back to sponsors

Every individual and corporate sponsor is critical to our mission. In return for your generous support, we offer a range of sponsorship benefits. These advantages, available at different levels of sponsorship, include:

  • Promotion via social media

  • Presence on our website

  • Logo displayed at sponsoring event

  • Certificate of appreciation

  • Recognition from the stage at sponsoring event

  • Company newsletter

Special thanks to our sponsors

We can’t thank our sponsors enough. Quite simply, we wouldn’t be here without them. We are proud and grateful to acknowledge our 2018 AGB Foundation sponsors: