THE BLACK ECOSYSTEM works with teens from underserved communities and turns them into Entrepreneurs. The youth become partners of a REAL business.

Each year, teens from Chicago’s Southside come together to start and run a REAL business. Profits from product sales are distributed amongst the teens and saved to go towards educational expenses and life goals. Not only do they learn how to start a business, they learn to drastically improve interpersonal skills and other soft skills that are essential for success.

Current Project...

The Spring 2020 Cohort

is working on

Immortal is a fragrance created to pay homage

to the legendary Henrietta Lacks. 

Past Projects...

The Spring 2019 Cohort


Rise Collection is the first e-commerce store in the Nation

created to help stop violence through Entrepreneurship and

Economic Empowerment.

As Seen On:

2008-2020 As One We Can Foundation DBA THE BLACK ECOSYSTEM. P: 312-598-2822 | E: All Rights Reserved.

All proceeds support our programs that assist low-income communities. We are a self-sustainable organization that funds our expenses with proceeds from product sales. Your support is greatly appreciated. 


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