How Capital One is Empowering Chicago’s Future Founders Through Financial Literacy

When Chicago Ideas partner Capital One sought out to invest for good, they asked themselves a series of questions, like, “what if we had the power to inspire a 13-year old to be the next Steve Jobs?” They can, so they do. 

Capital One is on a mission to change banking for good. This unique expression of social impact is exemplified through their Future Edge program, designed to give communities at local and national levels a better future in the digital economy by empowering them with financial literacy. Below is a snapshot of how they’re making an impact in the city of Chicago through their Future Founders program:

Future Founders immerses youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity. This leads to a generation more determined, hopeful and equipped as they engage the future. Learn more about Jasmine, a budding entrepreneur from Chicago:

Learn more about Future Edge and Capital One’s mission to invest for good at, and be sure to follow along on Twitter @YourFutureEdge and Facebook.



Vanessa M. Buenger is the director of marketing & content at Chicago Ideas. She is passionate about storytelling and the power it has to change the world.

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