CHICAGO’S VERY OWN: JORDAN BRAND, LITTLE BLACK PEARL FORM PARTNERSHIP

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Little Black Pearl Executive Director & Founder, Monica Haslip

CHICAGO — Michael Jordan and his legendary brand are as Chicago as a 6 wing dinner from Harold’s Chicken.

That’s why when Jordan Brand opened up their flagship store right in the heart of downtown at 32 South State Street in October of 2015, they were welcomed with open arms….and of course long lines. Even so, simply put, Jordan Brand is a part of Chicago’s DNA and what better way to embrace this than through partnerships and collaborations with some of Chicago’s most popular and most notable artist/influencers like Hebru Brantley and Andrew Barber (Fake Shore Drive )just to name a couple.

Now, Jordan is strengthening their reach within the Chicago community through a partnership with Little Black Pearl, South Side cultural arts center/public high school that has provided opportunities in art, culture and entrepreneurship to Chicago youth for 18 years.

As part of the overall WINGS initiative, Jordan’s community action program, Little Black Pearl offers a 10-week program with a curriculum geared towards the footwear and apparel design industry, with classes taking place at Jordan Brand’s Chicago store at 32 South State Street.

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