According to a study by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment. America needs bold, cross-sector solutions to rebuild.
We need multiple, structural solutions focused on generational wealth creation in Black communities. This is why The Highland Project was created: to deeply invest in Black women leaders of communities, institutions, and systems who are driving bold solutions resulting in multi-generational wealth and opportunity in their communities.
We commissioned “Our Power, Our Legacy” with brilliant corners Research and Strategies to center the very real and lived experiences of Black women in America. It is our hope that this research is used to rally policymakers, politicians, and practitioners around a set of solutions and priorities that will result in multi-generational opportunity with Black women at the core. We are the driving force behind our communities, institutions, and systems: it is time for our power to be met with actions that enable us to thrive.
Read the executive summary and full report here.