We are a radically feminist nonprofit organization that focuses on giving girls of color the confidence, skills, and resources to build and sustain wealth. Through collaborative school partnerships, an engaging, integrative educational model, and a focus on intersectional feminism, we empower underserved communities to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. BlackFem® currently serves nearly 15,000 students nationwide across 12 states.
The WealthRise® Model
Our WealthRise® model is culturally responsive, adapting to the unique needs of students of color and customizing programs to meet the operational realities of school districts. We focus on sustainable, scalable solutions by training teachers and providing curriculum that integrates across every school subject, bringing wealth literacy as a core competency to the fore.
Wealth inequality is real, it's crippling, and it's distributed heavily along gender and racial lines. Did you know that African American women in their prime working years collectively have a median net worth of $5? $5 in America today.
BlackFem® works in concert with five key stakeholders to make sure our program runs effectively and efficiently...and that is positioned for growth. These stakeholders are Students, Teachers, School District Administrators, Parents and Policymakers. We insulate our children at every touchpoint to ensure that our curriculum sticks, and to create an enabling evnironemnt for our students to thrive.
Children enrolled in the BlackFem® curriculum receive wealth education FIVE days a week as part of their normal school day. After school is not enough. A one-time financial literacy presentation is not enough. With WealthRise®, wealth literacy isn't just a subject, it becomes the core subject.
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We help schools integrate curriculum across academic subjects, allowing the value of wealth literacy to shine in the context of math, science, social studies, and beyond. And, we actively involve the student’s entire support system, including teachers and family members, to ensure sustainable, long-term impact
Our program works to achieve real-world skill development, student behavioral change and family financial improvement. We help eliminate the feeling of helplessness many families and students feel about their financial situations entrenched in intergenerational poverty. We equip individuals with financial knowledge needed to unlock the chains of lack and despair for themselves and the next generation.
We positively impact the school and educational system by providing customizable, scalable and compatible core curriculum modules and utilizing performance data to empower schools to own and act on their progress. The flexibility and adaptability of our approach ensures those operating within the system are informed, prepared and meeting district standards.
Our mailing address is: PO Box 1502 Lexington, KY 40588. Please make checks out to BlackFem, Inc.