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Closing the wealth gap in West Philadelphia

Kristina García

Penn Today

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The City of Philadelphia and Action Not Words have selected Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships to develop and implement a new entrepreneurial program, Project Elevate, offering financial literacy education at public high schools.

The Netter Center’s Bridges 2 Wealth program will use the funds to implement a Project Elevate pilot program this year at Paul Robeson High School and John Bartram High School in Philadelphia. The goal is to broaden students’ perspectives and equip them with the tools, resources, and access needed to reach their goals and make an impact on their broader communities.