NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Cory Beal, Sr.

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Cory​ ​Beal,​ ​Sr.​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Founder​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​Rekindled​ ​Dreams,​ ​an​ ​organization​ ​that’s​ ​committed to​ ​providing​ ​enlightenment​ ​to​ ​what​ ​many​ ​consider​ ​a​ ​bleak​ ​future​ ​for​ ​young​ ​adults​ ​within​ ​the African​ ​American​ ​community.​ ​​ ​Cory’s​ ​motivation​ ​for​ ​starting​ ​the​ ​organization​ ​comes​ ​from​ ​his experiences​ ​growing​ ​up​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Black​ ​male​ ​in​ ​the​ ​challenging​ ​neighborhoods​ ​of​ ​Chicago,​ ​IL.​ ​​ ​Cory was​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​city’s​ ​top​ ​athletes,​ ​yet​ ​devoid​ ​of​ ​any​ ​true​ ​leadership,​ ​Cory​ ​did​ ​not​ ​maximize​ ​his athletic​ ​opportunities.​ ​​ ​And​ ​those​ ​missed​ ​opportunities​ ​have​ ​motivated​ ​him​ ​to​ ​always​ ​have​ ​an everlasting​ ​connection​ ​and​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​his​ ​children.

As​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​Iota​ ​Phi​ ​Theta​ ​Fraternity,​ ​Inc.,​ ​Cory​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​mentor​ ​to​ ​many​ ​aspiring​ ​young professionals​ ​nationwide,​ ​who​ ​consistently​ ​reach​ ​out​ ​to​ ​him​ ​for​ ​guidance​ ​and​ ​support,​ ​and​ ​who admire​ ​his​ ​heartfelt​ ​ambitions,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​his​ ​charismatic​ ​nature.​ ​​ ​Because​ ​of​ ​his​ ​interest​ ​in reducing​ ​children’s​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​concentrated​ ​poverty,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​an​ ​obstacle​ ​to​ ​economic​ ​mobility, Cory​ ​has​ ​connected​ ​with​ ​Family​ ​First​ ​Life​ ​,one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​largest​ ​financial​ ​services companies,​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​educate​ ​and​ ​empower​ ​individuals​ ​and​ ​families​ ​with​ ​the​ ​economical sophistication​ ​that​ ​was​ ​once​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​only​ ​the​ ​rich​ ​and​ ​powerful.​ ​​ ​Mr.​ ​Beal​ ​is​ ​on​ ​a​ ​mission and​ ​he​ ​is​ ​driven​ ​by​ ​his​ ​passion​ ​to​ ​cultivate​ ​positive​ ​change​ ​within​ ​the​ ​African​ ​American community.

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