On Tuesday, August 31st, 2016, the Walker’s Legacy Foundation hosted focus groups for Single Mothers interested in Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship in Detroit, Michigan. Held at the Build Institute, the women came together to share their thoughts on finances and technology as single millennial moms of color.
Single mothers of color uniquely and disproportionately face significant challenges as heads of households and primary breadwinners. Through the development of tailored and targeted programming, the Walker’s Legacy Foundation strives to provide, economic, educational and empowering programming to support them, connect them to our existing network of professional women and improve households economic conditions for children of color. In order to create this tailored and targeted program, we chose to hear directly from the women we plan to serve.
Our Detroit-based researcher, Kourtney Neloms, facilitated the lively discussion. The participants’ knowledge, experiences, and perspectives will help better inform and guide the Foundation’s work as we launch the Single Mothers Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Program this fall. Neloms will also compile and share key insights from the conversation to be published at a later date.
The Walker’s Legacy Foundation is proud to conduct such important research not only as a means to create a grounded foundation for our work within the community, but to provide a space and platform for women’s voices to be heard. The Walker’s Legacy Foundation will continue to hold focus groups in Detroit and Baltimore throughout the month of September.