We are not a financial literacy organization.
BlackFem addresses the ever-widening gender and racial wealth gap by mobilizing cities, political systems, culture centers, and education systems to be the mechanism through which we maximize the wealth building capabilities of Black women, women of color, and their communities.
Our model intervenes and engages with all the stakeholders and "centers" (i.e. entities) where financial trauma can be perpetrated. We focus on the following pillars and programmatic actions:
Our K-12 partners commit to deliver our programming to their students up to daily through our Equiddieᵀᴹ platform. Young adults in the higher education space are most in need of programming and strategies to maximize their wealth-building capability.
Our cultural institutions are how community ecosystems retain and reenact historical financial trauma. As such, it is important to identify the major local institutions that influence the culture of the community and build capacity for these entities to recognize and disrupt the transmission of financial trauma.
Institutions that enact policies are often the ripest context for financial trauma to be perpetrated and/or transmitted. Our partner cities commit to capacity-building programming, trainings, and events that teach legislative aides and the like to incorporate understandings of wealth justice and financial trauma in their work.
Families are the second-leading institutions that are a ripe context for transmission or perpetration of financial trauma. BlackFem hosts regular programming and supports the launch of other programs and initiatives for parents to transform their homes into centers for learning and healing.
Although our quantitative metrics are impressive, we put an emphasis on qualitative metrics because it really demonstrates impact more than any quantitative measure, since we know that financial trauma has the biggest influence on a person's wealth building capability.
BlackFem is nonprofit organization with a holistic, systems-change and research-backed solution to closing the racial and gender wealth gap. Our model is revolutionary because we research financial trauma, financial shame, and financial abuse and we are the only ones doing it from the systemic lens we choose to look at it through.