Bridging the Opportunity Gap: Connecting Black and Latinx Students to Careers in Finance
financial literacy, coding, career skills, and investment strategies to over 200 Black and Latinx youth, primarily from Chicago’s South and West Sides. Their goal is to empower Black and Latinx communities to overcome generational cycles of poverty by introducing students to wealth-building career pathways through the intensive study of finance.
finance traces back to its namesake. The Greenwood District of Tulsa, OK was once known as “Black Wall Street”: A neighborhood where the Black community thrived amidst generations of racial animus. Black Wall Street was completely destroyed by white mobs during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Greenwood Project honors this legacy of Black Wall Street and has helped
students move from the South Side of Chicago to Wall Street in New York.
Institute in 2022. 60 high school students from Chicago will learn basic financial literacy concepts through a Python coding project. The goal of the program is to show students that coding and finance skills can lead to well-paying, in-demand jobs in the finance industry.
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