Historically, economic improvement has permeated outwards from HBCUs and into their host communities. For that reason, we decided to start there. With our nation's HBCUs.
We wanted to create a mental paradigm shift amongst the HBCU community, alumni and stakeholders. No longer do we think it is simply OK to just get a degree and then a good job. At HBCU Wall Street we preach get a degree and then create opportunities for yourself and others. HBCUs are credited with creating the American black middle class. Reports state that HBCU’s have produced 40% of African-American members of Congress, 40% of engineers, 50% professors at PWIs, 50% lawyers, and 80% of judges. Imagine if there were a place that promoted to them the importance of financial literacy, investing and entrepreneurship. That's our why. To be that place.