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Join us to close the wealth gap through evidence-based education and opportunity. Our intergenerational program empowers youth, parents, and community members with financial and business life-skills to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

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New!! Calling all entrepreneurs: we have partnered with United Way to provide FREE tools for success for business owners. Our new Individual Development Accounts (IDA) program offers business support & mentorship, budgeting tips, and a contribution match - and double - to get your new business savings account off the ground. For more information or to sign up today, please email schdan@wharton.upenn.edu or save your spot by clicking the image below.

Our weekly investment meetings are happening every Thursday at 6pm through July. Join our Community of Wealth for no cost, and no commitment. This community invites everyone, from all levels of understanding and experience, to learn about investment. Click HERE to sign up or click the image below. Please note that our final Community of Wealth meeting will be July 29th. We will be on hiatus for the month of August and will resume again in September! 



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Highlights from the 2021 Youth Pitch Competition

The Vast Wealth Gap Continues to Grow

We believe all people should have equal access to financial education, services and opportunities but, sadly, the reality is far different.

Median wealth of white households compared to Black households: 13 times.

Median wealth of white households compared to Black households

Less than 7% of minority households invest in the stock market in non-retirement accounts.

Of minority households invest in the stock market in non- retirement accounts

Less than 7% of minority households invest in the stock market in non-retirement accounts.

Of U.S. high schools students receive financial education in school

The median wealth of white households compared to Hispanic ones is 10%

Median wealth of white households compared to Hispanic ones

Median wealth of white households compared to Black households: 13 times.

Fail to provide required financial education in schools

How We're Solving This

We’re spreading the wealth by teaching financial empowerment. We address the stark national wealth gap with an innovative social innovation developed at the University of Pennsylvania. Our curriculum is uniquely designed to financially empower underserved communities and grow wealth. Our track record is impressive: In Philadelphia, more than 2,700 participants have taken the free adult business literacy program. The B2W program is currently being implemented in fifteen schools across the Philadelphia area, with more programs being held at senior community centers, health community centers, and churches.

See How It Works

Our Program

An Ivy League program giving students a competitive advantage like no other.

Our Approach

We’re using education, opportunity, and social support to change financial habits.

Our Impact

See how we’re increasing financial literacy and improving people’s futures.