Feb 16, 2023

FinCap Friday: Money is Key in the Black Community

Each February, Americans Celebrate Black History Month. We do this by honoring the incredible contributions that the Black community has made throughout history, but also by acknowledging the Black history being made today and every day. In this week's episode of FinCap Friday, we look closely at stories and statistics of progress in banking and homeownership for Black families.



Click here to access the Kahoot quiz and discussion prompt. If you're short on time for this activity, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck!

In case you missed it, NGPF shared a series of events and curated resources that are perfect for honoring and celebrating Black History Month in you classroom.  

Check out all our FinCap Friday episodes here. They're not date-dependent so many of the 185+ in our catalog dating back to August 2018 may work throughout the year!


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NGPF is launching a new contest, called FinCap Friday Frenzy! Stay tuned next week on the blog for more details about how your class could win a virtual visit from the host of FinCap Friday - Yanely! (Plus, a classroom set of her upcoming book, Mind Your Money!)

About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

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