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.
The Piggy Bank & Paint project partners with community groups, and public 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.
To submit a request for a workshop for your organization or school, please click here: Workshop Request
To get dates and times, click below for details and to sign up. Click here to read the participation general waiver.