Founded by Omar Kamran and Justin Clemons, Magnolia Screen Printing is on a mission to hire and teach young people living on Chicago’s south side the art and business of screen printing.
Working closely with the youth in their community has shown Clemons and Kamran the dismal reality of employment opportunities in the area. They wanted to start a business that would provide sustainable jobs for young people in the neighborhood while also giving them the knowledge and practical skills that could be applied to future jobs. “We want Chicago Lawn to be known for the strength and courage of its young people. We want Magnolia Screen Printing to be a reflection of that strength and courage.