AGB Foundation scholarship application now available

AGB Foundation Accepting College Scholarship Applications

The AGB Foundation is accepting applications for its College Scholarship program now through May 21, 2017. The foundation will award three scholarships for the upcoming school year in the amount of $1,500 each. Current high school students and college-aged undergraduates are encouraged to apply, particularly those from economically disadvantaged and racially segregated areas of Chicago. The awards may be used for post-secondary educational expenses at any two-year college or four-year college or university. For details, visit our College Scholarships page. Successful scholarship applications will include an essay and two recommendations.  Students can access the online application here.

Great Cities Institute UIC data supports AGB Foundation mission

Data on Chicago Minority Youth Support AGB Foundation Mission

The numbers are staggering–mind numbing, even, for Chicago minority youth. Forty-seven percent of young black men ages 20 to 24 are out of work and out of school.

The Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) published these findings in their Jan. 2017 report, “Abandoned in their Neighborhoods: Youth Joblessness amidst the Flight of Industry and Opportunity.”

“Depriving young people of the dignity of work leaves ‘permanent scars,’ impedes an overall sense of wellbeing, and can lead to counterproductive behaviors,” the UIC report states. Read more

2016 AGB Foundation Summer Business Intern Journee Lockridge

AGB Summer Business Internship Applications Open Now

Motivated young high school and college students in Chicago are invited to apply for the 2017 AGB Summer Business Internship. This six-week program pairs qualified students with successful businesses, nonprofits, and public organizations that are minority operated or owned. The exposure is meant to inspire Chicago youth to pursue their own goals for entrepreneurship and professional success. The AGB Summer Business Internship applications can be filled out online.

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