The series will take place on Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. at the Business Resource and Innovation Center
PHILADELPHIA — Today, the Office of Black Male Engagement (OBME) is proud to announce its partnership with Chase Bank for this year’s Black Generational Wealth Series. The purpose of the series is to address and help close the opportunity divide for Black men and boys.
As part of OBME’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Action Academy, the Black Generational Wealth Series is a day full of insight, support, and resources provided by a community of business owners, economic professionals, budding entrepreneurs, and strategists. Participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and tools that can help them unlearn bad financial habits and plan for future economic success.
“There is a big difference between goals and plans. Goals are where you want to be and plans are how you get there,” said Eric Westbrook, Executive Director of the Office of Black Male Engagement. “We invite everyone to come and engage with some of our city’s most powerful speakers and leaders in business and economics, and leave with a better understanding of what you can do to brighten your future. Every journey towards a destination requires a plan.”
The event will feature a variety of informative and empowering sessions including Spark Tank, a session sponsored by Chase Bank. In this session, up to five qualified businesses will have the opportunity to present to potential investors and win a small business grant as well as have a chance to be a part of Chase Bank’s Minority Entrepreneur Program.
About the Office of Black Male Engagement:
The Office of Black Male Engagement is part of the Office of Public Engagement and is dedicated to improving the life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys in Philadelphia. Their work is inclusive, serving Latino, Asian, immigrant, and other populations of men and boys across the City.
OBME directs and supports the efforts of the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males, and coordinates My Brother’s Keeper Philadelphia, a program that aims to dismantle systems of inequality.