Black Star Project

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"The Black Star Project was founded in 1996 to improve the quality of life in the black American and Latino communities of Chicago by eliminating the racial academic achievement gap. " [1]


Accessed December 2011: [2]

  • Phillip Jackson, Executive Director, The Black Star Project, Board Chair
  • Cathy Augustine, Chief Financial Officer, Genesis Wealth Management, Board Vice-Chair
  • Gloria Smith, Executive Director, Veterans of Hope Project, Board Secretary
  • Jim Colon, Vice President Sales, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Board Member
  • Peter Tong, Public Health Officer, United States Joint Forces Command and Senior Engineer, URS Corporation, Board Member



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  1. History, Black Star Project, accessed December 1, 2011.
  2. Board, Black Star Project, accessed December 1, 2011.