Sabrina Lamb: World of Money mogul

Olayemi Odesanya | 3/7/2019, 10:33 a.m.
Since 2005, the World of Money, a New York City based nonprofit organization, has served youth and their families to ...
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Since 2005, the World of Money, a New York City based nonprofit organization, has served youth and their families to help educate them about financial literacy. “We noticed there was a need of people in vulnerable communities to have knowledge of finance literacy. There are organizations and companies who are trained to target minority communities [and] statistically [studies] show we are behind. And that is because we are not taught how to properly budget, and about paying off loans without it escalating with interest fees and etc.,” said World of Money founder and CEO Sabrina Lamb. “So I started this organization to educate. We really focus on working with children so that as they become older and their priorities become larger, they will be prepared.” World of Money has more than 4,000 youth participants not only in the tristate area and in the United States but also in countries in Africa like Senegal, South Africa, Ghana and Rwanda.

On Feb. 15, members of the World of Money tied for first place at the competitive Global Economic Symposium at the Boston Federal Reserve. The Global Economic Symposium is one of the programs run by Empower Yourself LTD. Global Economic Symposium aims to have participants analyze a global issue and tie it with importance and the effects it has on the economy. Five World of Money teams took a 12-week educational journey culminating in their qualifying for the competition. World of Money competed against 17 teams from surrounding states. “We cannot let zip codes define our students’ educational experience or what they are capable of contributing to our state, nation and global community. This is one example that student-centered, cross-state collaborative work can be scaled—resulting in future authentic learning experiences with academic, civic and industry partners.”

Not only is Sabrina Lamb the CEO of World of Money, but she is also a media personality. Sabrina formerly co-hosted “The Morning Show” on 1600 WWRL in New York City, “Week in Review,” “Wake-Up Club” and “Laughing, Lying and Signifying.” She was also featured on numerous television shows and in newspapers outlets. For a while, Sabrina got into the comedic industry and headlined in shows like “Girl’s Night Out” and Phil Donahue’s “America’s Talking Network.” She was nominated for Best Female Comic and Best Impersonator and was a finalist at the National Association of Television Programming Executives Convention. She is well-known for her sold-out show “Marissa Alexander” at the United Solo Festival and at the Cherry Lane Theater.

Lamb is a NAACP Image Awards nominee in Outstanding Literary Work-Instructional for her book “Do I Look Like an ATM? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African-American Children” and the satirical “A Kettle Of Vultures: . . . left beak marks on my forehead.” She has written cover stories for Heart and Soul, ESSENCE, Black Elegance and for the Rainbow Push/Wall Street Project coalition. Sabrina was named 16th on the list of 50 Top Black Women in Entertainment in Black Noir magazine.

For more information contact Sabrina Lamb at sabrina@worldofmoney.org or Welcome to World of Money https://worldofmoney.org