Together, we can tackle the root causes of financial trauma. How do we get there? We take a bespoke, holistic approach, partnering with you to challenge and dismantle inequities embedded in policy, education, cultural and familial systems.
Our cultural institutions are how community ecosystems retain and reenact historical financial trauma. As such, we identify these institutions and build capacity for these entities to recognize and disrupt the transmission of financial trauma.
Our local and state policymaking partners 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. Equally, we host community activations to codify the ways local political institutions can help the broader community metabolize the financial trauma that has been thwarted onto the community.
Our education partners commit to deliver our programming to their students up to daily through our Equiddieᵀᴹ platform. Equally, we conduct capacity-building trainings and infrastructure-building for education system leaders to successfully reduce or eliminate the impact of financial trauma.
We host regular programs for families to learn, heal and build wealth.
BlackFem’s WealthRise® Model is not linear but rather a whole-community system that 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:
Cultural institutions shape behaviors and beliefs, making it a powerful vehicle for change. From churches to town hall meetings, we work with on-the-ground activists to address financial trauma with locally relevant training and programming
Wealth building is tied so closely with the family unit– from how we form an understanding of wealth, to how we accrue it from generation to generation. To reach families directly, we host programs that empower them to learn more about how they can identify bias and better navigate unfair systems in place.
Policies can help communities build wealth, but they can also invisibly oppress those most vulnerable. We educate leaders on how to dismantle systems of financial trauma, then work side-by-side with them to integrate our wealth justice research into new legislation.
From K-8 to higher education, we help reform the environments that shape our community’s young minds. For students, we build curricula that heals their financial trauma and teaches them how to build wealth. For leaders, we provide capacity-building trainings and advisory to help them eliminate financial inequities in their schools.