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How we got our start

A Story of Resilience and Resistance

 

Though The Prosp(a)rity Project was formed in 2020, our organization got its roots starting back in 2013 and 2014, when our founding four team members first embarked upon their college journeys and unbeknownst to them at the time, their struggles with student debt.

Beginning with our first co-founder Bri, the basis for TPP came as a result of her graduating with $116K+ in student loans and subsequently being subject to the pitfalls of such inundation.


Over the course of her first three years post-graduation, she experienced adversity at every turn, including inability to establish financial security/ independence, difficulty securing well-paying, long-term career opportunities and having to abandon prior entrepreneurial ventures to take on part-time jobs as a means of staying current on student debt payments.

Then, three months into the COVID-19 pandemic when the world found itself at a second standstill following the horrific murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Bri hatched the idea for The Prosp(a)rity Project, bringing on board Cori, Matt and Ashley to round out the founding team and help lead the way.