A New Opportunity to Invest

Sometimes the investment needs to start small. But in this case, the value and return would be immense. Take a moment today to learn more about:

The Academy Group, a unique social enterprise that leverages earned revenue from financial investments to give students exposure, access, and acumen to assume leadership roles in business and society; Embarc, a three-year program that provides community-driven, experienced-based learning opportunities to low-income High School students; and Gray Matter Experience: a 12-week entrepreneurship exposure experience that gives select students across Chicago the opportunity to build their own business.


Originally published on moniquewingard.com
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Youth, Passion and Pitch

Gray Matter Experience: 2nd Annual Pitch Black Student Pitch Competition

The Reboot (2)

The Gray Matter Experience hosted the 2nd Annual Student Pitch Competition–Pitch Black! Six companies presented for an opportunity to receive a number of prizes, including seed funding, $150-$350 in Facebook ad credits, and 3-months of co-working space at MHub.

Moving Neighborhood Residents From Information Consumers to Change Agents

Ten years ago, there was widespread concern about the Digital Divide; people in poor neighborhoods had few PCs and little Internet access and thus couldn’t break into the mainstream economy. Today, smartphones have solved a lot of these problems: residents of low-income communities are more likely than more affluent communities to own and use smart phones as a communications vehicle where there is a lack of broadband access. Read More