Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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Path To Financial Independence Program

The Path to Financial Independence strategies include:

  • developing and expanding asset and wealth building program initiatives at HBCUs such as (a) VITA Centers, (b) asset building programs (home ownership, education, entrepreneurial), and (c) earned income tax credits efforts;
  • improving technology and infrastructure needs at HBCU partner sites and in the supported communities by (a) assessing of technology needs at identified HBCU partner sites and (b) developing plans for addressing identified infrastructure needs; and
  • building the infrastructure for the HBCU network and increasing capacity building at collaborating HBCU sites by (a) engaging in training on implementation of asset and wealth building  models using best practices and research-based strategies,
    (b) identifying wealth building resources, and (c) linking HBCUs to identified funding streams.

Contact Information:

Roderick Betts
e-mail :
Phone : (225) 771-4714