You probably haven’t seen this question in other advisors’ materials. It’s here because it’s an important part of what Values Added does.
We help scale financial education and empowerment in our area, giving free workshops locally.
We also work on policy and political fights to help improve financial regulation and a range of other issues. For instance, Zach chaired Janeese Lewis George’s successful DC Council campaign. She a significant political leader in DC. Ari is active as a policy advisor, continuing his work on issues like paid family leave, sick days for all, and fair scheduling. Bridget tutors students and helps support education in Capitol Hill, where she lives. Kathryn is active in education equity and anti-racist work.
Ari and Zach both donate 20% of their incomes to justice causes on a range of issues. One example: Zach supports global health via Project Muso. Within three years of Project Muso deploying their model in Mali, child mortality dropped from 15% to 1.7%. We also donate to other organizations and focus on supporting environmental, feminist, racial, LGBTQ+, and economic justice.