BlackFem's mission is to transform school-based learning so that girls of color in underserved communities are empowered with skills, habits, and resources to build and sustain wealth.
We welcome all womxn - cisegender, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals.
Why Women and Girls of Color
In the American economy, women of color face greater economic segmentation and disadvantage than any other social demographic. Though women of color have higher college completion rates than their male counterparts, half of all single Black and Hispanic women have zero or negative wealth. More strikingly, the median wealth for black and Latina women is $100 and $120 respectively according to the Center for American Progress. As these women face the unfortunate inevitability of their social devaluing, their economic suppression through debt and credit instruments fuels the American economy.
We are a wealth and financial literacy organization designed for girls as young as 3 years old to women up to adulthood. With the mission to empower women and girls of color to build and sustain wealth, we are empowering them to create financial stability and sustainability to themselves. One by one, we are correcting the extreme resource deficiency that characterizes this demographic.
What We Do
BlackFem At School is our program for K-12 schools in low income communities. Through our Kids' Credit Bureau program, each student receives a credit score that is based on homework completion, attendance, and tardiness. Through our Classroom Integration program, teachers are trained as Wealth Educators to implement wealth and financial literacy curriculum in or as a core subject during the school day. Both programs feature culturally responsive curriculum that is common core-aligned and customized not just by school, but by classroom.
BlackFem Teach is our platform to train teachers to become better financial educators. BlackFem Teach provides all lesson plans, student-facing materials, and in-person and online training for teachers.
BlackFem Advocacy is a program we offer for the most disadvantaged groups in our target communities. We offer one-on-one financial education and partner with community organizations and local governments to provide customized workshops.
BlackFem Books is how we offer products so that our participants can continue learning at home.
All of BlackFem's curriculum and programs are created in-house by a team of educators and financial professionals and are infused with the experiences of women and girls of color.