BlackFem, Inc.'s mission is to create opportunities for women and girls of color to build and sustain wealth.
We welcome all cisgender and transgender women and girls into our programs.
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 In House is our program for women and girls of color in our target communities. We host these free community programs on a monthly basis for girls as young as 3 all the way up to adulthood and offer a free online program for parents.
BlackFem At School is our program for K-12 schools in low income communities. We generate customized wealth and financial literacy curriculum through our Classroom Integration program and create a school bank in our After School program. Students run the school bank and generate credit scores for all of the students in the school, which are linked to homework completion and attendance. BlackFem's proprietary curriculum is customized for each school and each classroom through close consultation with the teachers at each school.
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.
BlackFem U is our program for college students. Universities partner with us to ensure that their students can be financially successful throughout college and prepared to endure the new fnancial obstacles they will face after graduation.
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.