Community is the
to our soul
As Gary Rahman the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation CBCF facilitator for their student homeownership program SHOP prepares to take the stage.
"The air pulsated with excitement at Howard University's Armor J Blackburn center".
"Hundreds of students crammed into the ballroom for instruction on financial literacy."
"Homeownership is essential to building wealth" said workshop facilitator Gary Rahman.
"Race is not a deterrent to wealth building" he insisted.
At the end of each financial lesson Rahman conducted a recapitalization by quizzing audience members on their knowledge of the subject matter tracked.
Student some answered questions correctly walked away with gift certificates.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation CBCF has tracked the progress of the three-year program and approximately 15% to 20% have purchased a home and another 30% are in the process of purchasing. Wow!
Simone T Griffin the program manager believes that the program is an extension of the civil rights movement. "Arguably the future of the civil rights movement lies in increasing assets amongst African-American."
The Washington Informer