This post was written by Eric Westbrook, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement.

Over the last year, our community has experienced overwhelming challenges.  From health and wellness to education, and from social justice to economic development, COVID-19 has exposed and further exacerbated the huge disparities our communities face.  We have lost family members, friends, and jobs to this ongoing pandemic, but we have not lost our value.  We have not lost our fight, and we have not lost our vision.  

This is why we’re returning again this Black History Month for our Second Annual Black Generational Wealth (Virtual) Series 2021.  During these three powerful workshops, we will hear from professionals and living examples on the pursuit and maintenance of Black Generational Wealth.

The Black Generational Wealth Series is part of OBME’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Action Academy. MBK Action Academy aims to close the opportunity divide for Black men and boys in Philadelphia. The bi-monthly series brings together government and community leaders to offer workshops, resources, and networking opportunities across the city that are relevant to Philadelphia’s Black men and boys.

While The Black Generational Wealth Series is targeted toward Black men, all residents are welcome to attend. All three events are free, and registration is available online.

Thursday, February 11 | Wealth: Where the Real Money Resides

What kind of relationship do you have with money?  This workshop will focus on financial literacy, life, financial planning, and investing. Join us as we seek to learn and apply successful strategies for attaining and maintaining wealth. 

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Thursday, February 18 | The Pandemic Pivot: Bouncing Back from COVID-19  

The challenges of COVID-19 have come with setbacks for all of us in some way, but with every setback, there is an opportunity to set up our comeback.  Come and learn more tips on how stimulus checks, unemployment, tax returns, grants, rental assistance, and much more can help our current finances and even support future endeavors. Join us as we hear from City and Community leaders on tools and resources available to help our communities and businesses bounce back.

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Thursday, February 25 |  – Keep It In The Family 

Join us as we hear from living examples of how generational wealth is created and sustained from some of our very own neighbors.  Be inspired and informed on how to foster the mindset and motivation of wealth from one generation to the next.

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