The D.C.-based Executive Leadership Council announced Wednesday a three-year, $6 million initiative to foster Black wealth in America.

The “Build, Grow, Protect!” strategy, inspired by events surrounding Juneteenth and Black Wall Street, aims to create the strategic investment to strengthen, diversify and expand the organization’s commitment to propelling upward mobility in the Black community, the council said.

The initiative will kick off through a strategic partnership with Goalsetter, a Black- and female-owned fintech platform founded by former corporate executive Tanya Van Court.

“Tanya and Goalsetter personify the mission of the ELC and the promise of what Black America can and should be when we show up to support and foster our own,” said ELC President and CEO Michael C. Hyter. “The ELC is proud to embark on this mission with Goalsetter to ensure that Black Americans never again have to wait for financial liberation and will instead have the opportunities and resources they need to thrive, succeed and begin building generational wealth, as a community and for their community.”

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