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Decrease the unemployment rates for young adults in historically underserved communities through entrepreneurship.


Our Values


We value teamwork and partnerships that will result in creative solutions and better outcomes for the communities we serve.


We believe that every young adult can acquire the knowledge and skills to prosper in the global society while retaining their identities, culture, and personal experiences.


We believe all young adults deserve the skills, knowledge, and exposure needed to prepare for the workforce.


We encourage the discovery of new ideas, processes, and systems in the effort to generate possibilities for employment.



The Alliance 98 (TA98) is a 5013c nonprofit that was founded in 2017 by a collective of change agents lead by David Rojas Jr. and Shifa Zhong. David and Shifa envisioned creating sustainable programs and events that provide young adults a different avenue to find a legitimate hustle and a greater sense of identity. TA98 was built on that foundation: to provide more young adults with professional development and mentorship to ensure they have the resources needed to be a global productive citizen. Since its creation, TA98 is known for providing students 16-24 years of age with professional garments and opportunities that elevate their skills.

Suited for a Cause - Chicago, IL. 2017

Suited for a Cause - Chicago, IL. 2017


Board of Directors


Rasheed Mitchell

Investment Associate, ICA Fund Good Jobs

Silvia Barba

Human Resources Recruitment Coordinator, UI Health


Allan Rogers

Head Chair, Leadership for Education & Equity