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.
The Spring 2020 Cohort
is working on
Immortal is a fragrance created to pay homage
to the legendary Henrietta Lacks.
The Spring 2019 Cohort
Rise Collection is the first e-commerce store in the Nation
created to help stop violence through Entrepreneurship and