Break Away from the Chaos and Noise at Shared Harvest’s Inaugural Sounds of Goodness Concert at the Blackbird Women’s Collective in Culver City
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, today, nearly 45 million Americans carry student loan debt – a total of $1.6 trillion. US student loan debt is now the second-highest consumer debt category, with borrowers in the Class of 2017 – a plurality of them women – owing on average almost $32,000. This situation has reached crisis-level proportions.
Enter Shared Harvest. Fittingly, Shared Harvest was conceptualized in 2016 after the presidential election and founded in 2018 by three mission-driven and community-centered physicians who personally witnessed and experienced the negative physical and mental consequences that carrying student loan debt has on borrowers. The organization’s goal is to help combat the stressors of student loan debt by encouraging people to re-focus, re-energize, and re-invest in building stronger communities. Shared Harvest is helping them lighten that load by trading their volunteer time for debt relief through its DebtfreelancerTM initiative and its partners include enterprises, startups, and foundations that want to invest in a tech-enabled student loan debt reward tool while also supporting local nonprofits. To date, it has saved nonprofits more than $120,000 while paying out more than $30,000 in student loan relief.\
On June 20th, Shared Harvest will host the inaugural event of its Sounds of Goodness series titled Wellness.Service.Relief. The event, which will be held at the Blackbird House of Coworking – an inspiring shared workplace that promotes wellbeing and community impact – features a four-hour live music concert and includes performances from a special guest artist, rising talent, and local musicians and poets. It will also showcase Ambassadors of Mental Health and Student Debt Reform, all advocates for improving access to mental health resources and addressing wealth disparities caused by student debt for communities of colo
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