Greenwood Project

Greenwood Project is a non-profit organization that exposes minority students to career pathways in finance. We have served over 300 students, and many have gone on to obtain full-time roles in finance.


Opportunity+Access= Greenwood Scholars Succes. Our ultimate goal is to build a true diversity pipeline for minority students to enter the financial services industry. Greenwood Project introduces youth to careers within the financial industry through paid summer internships, educational field trips, and our summer financial institute for high school students. In many cases, our programming gives young people a strong motivation to succeed in their remaining high school tenure and also a compelling reason to attend college.


Services Provided

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Bevon Joseph
118 N. Clinton St
Suite 202
Chicago, IL 60654
(164) 620-8912