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Through a significant five-year commitment from Golub Capital, the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab will provide training and professional development to amplify the impact of leaders of high-potential nonprofits serving communities of color.

The Golub Capital Lab will provide access to individualized resources, funding for internal capacity building projects, connections to unlock social capital, opportunities to advance knowledge, and practical technical assistance. George Wu, the John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science at Booth, will serve as the faculty director. 

"We are proud to partner with the University of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League—and build upon their commitment to communities of color in Chicago—to create this multi-faceted program. We believe this is an outstanding opportunity to offer resources specifically tailored to help nonprofits strengthen and scale their impact."

— David Golub, President of Golub Capital

Participate in IGNITE

The signature offering of the Golub Capital Lab will be IGNITE, a Golub Capital Nonprofit Leadership Program. IGNITE will combine world-class educational content, coaching, peer mentorship, consulting assistance, and community networking for social sector leaders serving the Black community.

To develop, market, and grow IGNITE, Booth will partner with the Chicago Urban League. Partnering with the Chicago Urban League will offer a connection to its network of accomplished nonprofit leaders, as well as an opportunity to scale the program to other National Urban League affiliates throughout the country.

More information about participating in IGNITE is coming soon. Have questions?

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