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True Star Foundation Selected as Newest Investee

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SVP Chicago’s investment committee has selected True Star Foundation as the organization’s next three-year investee. True Star is a youth-led media company and digital agency founded 12 years ago. Factors that led to their selection include their focus on on-the-job training at their digital media company along with their ability to generate revenue through the sale of their student-created digital content.

As an SVP Chicago investee, True Star will receive $25,000 and capacity-building support provided by SVP partners annually for up to three years.

True Star represents the voice and vision of urban youth. It is a platform for youth to inform, inspire, entertain, and educate their peers. True Star offers an alternative to the negative images of urban youth in today’s media. Through various programs, the organization offers unique opportunities for youth to create and be the center of their own media. They also learn skills in advising and executing business strategy, advertising sales, marketing, and the conclusive direction of the brand and media.


SVP Chicago’s Investee Portfolio

True Star Foundation



Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Primo Center for Women & Children – Alum

Project SYNCERE – Alum

One Million Degrees – Alum


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