On Sept. 23, 2014, artist Shantell Martin created a new art installation on a 30-foot wall in New York City as part of the American Express #LookingForChange event that marked the kick-off of a new financial literacy pilot program lead by American Express in partnership with non-profits Moneythink and EveryoneOn. This time-lapse video captures the creation of her artwork, which is dedicated to raising awareness for the importance of financial literacy.
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American Express and its partners are bringing a three-year pilot financial literacy program called Clarksdale Dollars & Sense to the community of Clarksdale, Mississippi in an effort to help students build and prepare for a healthy, financial future.The program will provide Clarksdale High School seniors with home Internet access from EveryoneOn and CableONE, and a financial mentorship and mobile phone-based financial education from Moneythink.
This initiative is one of several actions American Express is spearheading to drive innovation in financial inclusion to help improve the financial options available to those who are financially underserved. As part of their efforts, American Express sponsored a documentary, Spent: Looking For Change, to help raise awareness for improving financial inclusion in the U.S. The film, executive produced by Academy Award¨-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, directed by Derek Doneen and narrated by Tyler Perry, is available for all to watch on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpentTYT
For more information about the financial inclusion movement and the new program in Clarksdale, visit http://www.SpentMovie.com.
Join the conversation by following @AmexServe on Twitter and share your financial goals with us by using the hashtag #LookingForChange.
For more information about Shantell Martin, visit http://www.shantellmartin.com/, like her page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shantell-Martin/185618914879807) and follow her on Twitter (https://twitter.com/shantell_martin) Video credit: Richard Patterson (http://www.richardpattersonfilms.com/)
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