Planting the seeds of possibility

In celebration of Black History Month, we're honoring people who are planting the seeds of possibility in communities across the country. From education to homeownership to helping people start small businesses — these individuals are helping others realize a better, brighter future. They are sowing seeds that will take root in our communities and help them grow with possibilities for generations. 

Possibility makers

In celebration of February’s Black History Month, U.S. Bank highlights community leaders who teach business basics to black entrepreneurs and educate and empower African-American youth.

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Allen Woods

Founder of MORTAR

Marie Dandie

Cofounder of pilotED Schools

Jacob Allen

Cofounder of pilotED Schools
 

Committed to community

U.S. Bank is committed to supporting our communities throughout the year

Revitalizing a storied Chicago neighborhood

An integral part of Pullman's storied past has been its ability to adapt to the changing world. In recent years, Pullman was dealt a blow with the globalization of the industrial economy. Today, it's bouncing back and turning the page on its next chapter.

Hope and opportunity arise

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis started the Save Our Sons program in response to racial unrest after the 2014 killing of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer. Now housed in the Community Empowerment Center, Save Our Sons helps black men with job training, general and financial education, and more.

Transforming a neighborhood one BLOC at a time

When Dwight Young moved to a crime-ridden neighborhood in Cincinnati, he did not get a warm welcome from Larry Groves. Nearly two decades later, Young and Groves are practically family and serve the neighborhood through Believing and Living One Christ Ministries, a faith-based workforce development nonprofit Young and his wife, Stephanie, started.

Al McFarlane: The voice of a community

Since he was 6 years old, Al McFarlane has been an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement. In the African-American community, he is a revered hero and national treasure, passionately advocating for the community’s contributions, concerns and challenges to a broad audience across the state.

Narrative behind the vibes

Hip hop artist Genesis Renji has been creating music and freestyling since he was 12, even starting his own music label. Renji was awarded the $20,000 Grand Prize in U.S. Bank's #TourPossible, a music competition for up-and-coming artists.

 
 

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Diversity & inclusion

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