WE'RE Closing the
wealth gap- community by community. 

Bridges 2 Wealth (B2W), a 501(c)3 in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, is an intergenerational program empowering youth and adults with vital business literacy knowledge and life skills. Combining Ivy League-quality curriculum and instruction with deep community reach, B2W creates unmatched experiential and interdisciplinary learning opportunities for UPenn students.

 

There's a vast wealth gap that continues to grow.
We believe all people should have equal access to financial education,
services and opportunities but, sadly, the reality is far different.

median wealth of white households
compared to black households

 of minority households are invested in the stock market outside of retirement accounts

of minority households
invest in the stock market in non-retirement accounts

of U.S. high schools students receive financial education in school
 

 FAIL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS

fail to provide adequate
literacy education in school

median wealth of white households
compared to hispanic households

OUR PROGRAM
An Ivy League program giving students a competitive advantage like no other. 

OUR APPROACH
We're using education, opportunity, and social support to change financial habits.

OUR IMPACT
See how we're increasing financial literacy and improving people's futures. 

Bridges to Wealth (B2W) is an innovative financial empowerment program focused on students, parents, and local community partners.

B2W’s goal is to increase the wealth-generating capabilities of families living in underserved neighborhoods. In Philadelphia, more than 2,700 participants have taken the free adult business literacy program. The B2W program is currently being implemented in six schools across the Philadelphia area, with more programs being held at senior community centers, health community centers, and churches.

AN IVY LEAGUE designed PROGRAM

The educational content of our programs reflects the Ivy League standards of the University of Pennsylvania. Program design and structure reflects the pragmatic approach of Ben Franklin in requiring students to extend classroom concepts to the reality of the business world. Each course fulfills common core standards and is characterized by experiential learning and team-based work.