February 2021 - FIA: NFA partners with the Greenwood Project - The National Futures Association is partnering with the Greenwood Project, a non-profit organization that introduces high achieving minority students from Chicago to careers in the financial industry, by providing internships to its students.


February 2021 - FIA: There is no lack of talent, only a lack of opportunity - The Chicago non-profit introduces high achieving minority students to careers in the financial industry. As a result of its initiatives, around 75% of Greenwood Project students go on to full-time employment within the financial sector.


October 2020 - Greenwood President Bevon Joseph - The Future of Innovation in an Inclusive Chicago - This forum is a new initiative from the Chicago Fed that aims to foster discussion around the challenges and opportunities confronting hometowns in the Seventh District. Chicago is a global hub for innovation in finance, technology, and other sectors. Yet continued innovation is not a given, and the makeup of the city’s population has not been reflected in its most innovative industries. How can Chicago’s history of innovation continue, and how can it include all residents of the city?.


February 2020 - Greenwood Project Rings the Opening Bell - Greenwood Project, a Chicago based non-profit introducing academically talented minority students to careers in finance, visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in honor of Black History Month. In honor of the occasion, Bevon Joseph, CEO, rang the Opening Bell.

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December 2019 - WILLIAM BLAIR'S COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM GOES GLOBAL - Heading into a new decade, William Blair has decided to expand its popular community partners program to its global offices. In December, the firm announced 11 new partnerships that continue a nine-year-old initiative that began in Chicago. The community partnerships expand and support—both financially and in employees' volunteer time—local nonprofits that work to strengthen their communities.


December 2019 - Diversity Pipeline For The Financial Industry - The Greenwood Project seeks out academically ambitious & career and goal-oriented students to show them opportunities that exist in the financial workforce. This program helps students become familiar with the business process & offers opportunities.

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November 2019 - Northwestern Mutual - Chicago has formed a partnership with Greenwood Project, a non-profit organization that introduces high-achieving minority high school and college students from under-resourced communities to careers in financial services.

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October 2019 - Greenwood Project and Cboe Global Markets ring the Bell for Financial Literacy - Greenwood high school and college scholars rang the closing bell of the Cboe Global Markets exchange as part of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) ‘Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy’ Initiative. This year, IOSCO and the WFE are working in partnership on a new initiative to support WIW called ‘Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy.’ WFE is inviting members to hold bell-ringing ceremonies during WIW to promote the importance of financial literacy and to raise awareness of WIW 2019.

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July 2019 - Greenwood Project: Tomorrow's Portfolio Managers - Zev Fima, Research Analyst with ActionAlertsPLUS, had a chance to sit down with three bright minds from Greenwood Project to discuss what they, as the next generation of investors, are watching.

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June 2019 - DePaul Alumni and Students Pitch Startups at Purpose Pitch Competition - Six DePaul alumni and students pitched their purpose-driven businesses at the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center​’s third annual Purpose Pitch Competition May 14. More than 250 people attended the competition, which was held at 1871, Chicago’s tech business incubator.

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April 2019 - Bevon Joseph, A Leader for Career Access - An immigrant from Trinidad, graduate business student Bevon Joseph has forged his own path in tech, finance and nonprofit management since coming to the United States at 18 years old.

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May 2019 - Civic leader mentors help youth with "Career Talks" during CHA/BIG Brother BIG Sister event.


July 2017 - Nasdaq Spotlight - The Greenwood Project - Bevon Joseph, President of the Greenwood Project sat down with Jill Malandrino, Global Markets Reporter for Nasdaq at the company's MarketSite in Times Square. The two discussed the organization's goals.

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September 2016 - Minorities gain financial skills with guru Chris Gardner and Bevon Joseph - Bevon Joseph is hoping to give minorities an invaluable resource, marketable financial skills, and that is why he launched The Greenwood Project. Read on to learn more about the knowledge Joseph plans to impart to young people about working in the financial services industry.

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