About Us

Organization Background

Greenwood Project introduces youth to careers within the financial industry via paid summer internships, educational field trips and our summer financial institute for high school students. In many cases, our programming gives young people strong motivation to succeed in their remaining high school tenure and also a compelling reason to attend college.

The Greenwood Impact

As a result of our exposure initiatives, recent college graduates have received employment offers from top financial companies. Other students have changed their college majors as they are now interested in financial services opportunities.

Best in Field

The Greenwood Project model works! As a result of our programs, our college grads continue to receive employment offers after completion of their internship.


Greenwood students have gained real-world experience, networking connections, and unmatched exposure to the financial industry.

One Mission

Our ultimate goal is to build a true diversity pipeline for minority students to enter the financial services industry.

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Meet Our Board
John Roberson

Director Of External Affairs, Office of the President, Cook County Board

Jessica Ashley Garmon Esq

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at The Will Group

Adrian Velazquez

Options Floor Broker at X-FAX-Change Financial Access

Michael Piper

Principal/Co-Head of Fixed Income Sales at Sandler O'Neill & Partners

Mark Sebastian

CIO of Karman Line Capital and founder of Option Pit

Matthew Rowe

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Headwaters Solutions LP

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