Welcome to the first lesson of Mend the Gap! an introduction to asset-building.
In this lesson, learn about why asset-building is critical to closing not only the wealth gap but also the racial wealth gap in the United States. You will also learn about the nine effects of asset-building on breaking the cycle of poverty. Further, Dr. Trina Shanks discusses “how wealth shapes opportunity for children” especially for children of color in this lesson.
The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead or repeat something. Make sure to wait when the slide titled “Trina Shanks, Ph.D.” appears to hear her explain the racial wealth gap.