Bridges to Wealth

Catalyzed to increase the wealth-generating capabilities of families living in Philadelphia’s underserved neighborhoods, Bridges to Wealth (B2W) provides free educational classes and wealth building opportunities for underserved communities.  The program’s curriculum was developed by University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Graduate School of Education faculty who are also engaged in teaching the classes.  After completing the program’s business literacy curriculum, participants can join self-governed savings groups (whose members pool investments and lend to one another) and investment groups.  To increase its impact, B2W also provides training and support to community leaders so that they can direct business literacy efforts in their neighborhoods.  To date, B2W’s programs have engaged over 2,700 adults and students attending 6 schools.