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Our impact

the problem

On time graduation rates in 2018 for black students was 60.8%, the second lowest behind Hispanic students at 55.6% compared to 85% of Asian Philadelphians

The median wealth of white households is
13X compared to black households in the U.S.

An estimated
89% of black students borrow federal student loans compared to 60% of white students to attend a four year public college

Black students are
5x more likely to default on their student loans than their white peers

Black graduates hold almost twice as much debt as their white peers at $53,000!

Graduates of HBCUs take on
32% more debt than their peers who attend other colleges.

Black college graduates earn
$3.34 less per hour than their white peers, this contributes to $7,000 annually in lost wages.

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   OUR SOLUTION

  "Cultivating a Collective of unified young leaders, debt-free college grads and entrepreneurs committed to liberation and radical  self-love,  will build  generational wealth  within our communities."

                            - Chiwishi Joy Abney

                     HERO Co-Founder & CEO 

Student Testimonials

"I completed my FAFSA! I am very happy and excited! I’ll be calling the school tomorrow so they can talk me through everything. Thanks for your help!"

"I want to bring my best friend along to {HEROGirls :Milkshakes & Mascara} I’ve been telling a lot of my friends about the group also and she’s interested in learning more!"

"I don’t plan to take on any loans. I am planning to live on campus. I got a huge scholarship. Thank you!!"

“I absolutely love this program and it’s platform.”

"I wish I had had more time { with HEROGirls} I definitely enjoyed myself and it was good to be around the positive energy!"

"I am so thankful to be a part of this group of like minded individuals who support each other and are coming together to better the world!"


 

"I wish I had had more time { with HEROGirls} I definitely enjoyed myself and it was good to be around the positive energy!"

“Here at HERO everyone is treated with love and like family. We are all determined and passionate to achieve our personal, business and spiritual goals. We work together to make sure everyone get the guidance and reassurance they need to be successful in life.”

" Although I have only been here for a short time, I am really enjoying this experience"  

"I LOVE the mission, the vision and the community you are creating for entrepreneurs to have behind them. It is so powerful to have this support system’ Thank you for all that you do and continue to do!"

"I can’t wait for future events!"

"I absolutely love this program and its   platform"

"Although I have only been here for a short time, I am really enjoying this experience."

“Great experience! I love it here!”