1023 S. Delano Court (right next to ICON theater on Roosevelt)
LAUNCH PARTY! - Thursday, June 27th, 2019
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
*Be the first to meet the creators and first public debut of apparel line
Friday, June 28th 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 29th
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 30th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Meet the 7 Chicago Teens Behind Rise Collection Apparel. All live mostly in the Englewood and Auburn Gresham neighborhoods and will be on hand all four days discussing their story and inspiration behind their apparel designs.
Special Invited Guests Will Be in Attendance*
*Be sure to check your email for all up-to-date information.
In partnership with The Black Ecosystem - Chicago’s first and only non-profit organization that helps stop violence by teaching entrepreneurship and starting businesses with Chicago teens.
DID YOU KNOW?
71 million Youth Are Unemployed (International Labor Organization)
1 in 3 U.S. employers seeks entrepreneurial experience in its hires
THE HARSH REALITY
Teens from Chicago’s South Side and troubled neighborhoods aren’t well-prepared to take advantage of 21st Century opportunities. That’s why the young entrepreneurs behind Rise Collection are learning the skills today that can impact their lives and communities tomorrow.
We are a group of 7 young entrepreneurs born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. We started Rise Collection because we want to break the cycle of poverty and violence in our neighborhoods. Instead of becoming another statistic, we choose to become entrepreneurs. Then each one
of us will pull another person in our family or community up as well. We are choosing a bright future over going down the wrong path. Please help us BREAK THE CYCLE by supporting our apparel line Rise Collection!!
The Black Ecosystem is a non-profit organization that helps teens from Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods become entrepreneurs and stop violence through economic empowerment. Students of The Black Ecosystem work together to create, launch, and run their own profitable business compared to feuding with their peers over drugs and illegal money. Our program is built to help the youth discover a future that doesn’t involve violence, unemployment, and poverty. We believe that if we tap into their entrepreneurial mindset today, they’re ready to take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunities.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this amazing event.