piggy bank & paint project


what's it all about...

As part of the work we do with our larger initiative to close the racial wealth gap between economically challenged households of color and their upper middle class and wealthy counterparts, we're working with youth ages 5-14 to create a new generation of savers, and beginning to build wealth and assets in under-served communities, which are needed to help climb out of poverty.

The goal of the Piggy Bank & Paint project is to work with 100 youth in our workshops each year and to help get them on the path to a lifetime of financial stability.

Each workshop begins with a 90 minute interactive lesson, with kids divided into age groups, followed by lunch and then painting, which includes a short lesson from our partner artist on different techniques, use of brushes and paint mixing advice.

For 2017, the Piggy Bank & Paint project will be partnering with the following schools, with 50% of the available slots in each workshop set aside for children from each school, and the remaining seats open to the general public in the surrounding community:

Roosevelt Elementary/Middle School at 430 E. Washington Ln

  • Saturday May 19, 2018 from 11am - 2pm
  • Saturday June 2, 2018 from 11am - 2pm

Blaine Elementary/Middle School at 3001 W. Berks St.

To get dates and times, click below for details and to sign up. Click here to read the participation general waiver