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Brooklyn-Based Nonprofit 'Pockets Change' Wins Create Action Grant

We are excited to announce Pockets Change as the latest winner of a Sony Create Action grant. The Brooklyn-based nonprofit works to address systemic issues of educational equity and the racial wealth divide. As a winner of the grant, the organization will receive $50,000 in cash to continue and expand their work, a custom short film telling their story, $50,000 in Sony Electronics products to support their action plan, and collaboration and partnership with Sony.

Through hip-hop pedagogy, the nonprofit talks and teaches about money as a revolutionary act with the power to transform lives and communities.

Pockets Change's mission is to build intergenerational financial resilience with students, families and educators. Their belief is that financial education is about much more than numbers, it’s a means for self-care and social justice. Through hip hop pedagogy, which focuses on understanding self-identity in relation to the whole, their programs occur in classrooms and communities where learners face individual challenges as well as institutional barriers.

By connecting hip hop and finance, Pockets Change helps others develop an understanding of themselves and their relationship with money. They help build financial habits that resonate with the individual's personal identity while exploring how to communicate, collaborate and advocate for change in our lives and our communities. They believe that talking and teaching about money is a revolutionary act with the power to transform lives and communities.

Sony looks forward to working with Pockets Change to continue their mission to build intergenerational financial resilience with students, families and educators.

Learn more about Pockets Change at pocketschange.com.

Stay tuned to Alpha Universe for future news and learn more about Create Action and our past grant recipients HERE.

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