Why is Street Knowledge Necessary?
23% of Philadelphians suffer from poverty and limited opportunities. The Latino poverty rate is the highest in the city, surpassing 30%. For various reasons, including attendance at underperforming K-12 schools, traditional higher education options have been out of reach for many black, brown, and poor students living in Philadelphia’s economically struggling communities. Being precluded from higher education has denied scores of Philadelphians the chance to find work with a livable wage, advance in their careers, and achieve financial well-being. Additionally, the experience of obtaining information about available workforce and other continuing education programs is frequently fragmented, inefficient and confusing – leaving community members insecure, frustrated and discouraged – and ultimately reducing their interest and participation. These barriers are deepening economic disparities in Philadelphia. Street Knowledge seeks to disrupt this cycle by making it easy to find and navigate lifelong learning opportunities, leveraging arts, education and community to help drive awareness, personal growth, social mobility and generational wealth.
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Spotlight on Our Partner
Since Fulton Bank opened its doors in 1882, we have strived to provide a great banking experience for our customers—from individuals and small businesses to commercial corporations. This dedication has helped us grow alongside the people and communities we serve.
Our priority remains our customers, while also promoting diversity and inclusion and making a positive difference in people’s lives. Today, we continue to provide the kind of service that you’d expect from a community bank while providing a wide range of financial products and services throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Through our network of over 200 financial institutions, we are proud to provide convenience in neighborhoods throughout the region. Fulton Bank N.A. Member FDIC
We are proud to partner with Fulton Bank, a financial services organization deeply committed to empowering its customers. Fulton Bank team members will teach financial education and entrepreneurship courses in Street College’s Wealth-building track to improve the financial lives of Latino Philadelphia’s residents and entrepreneurs.