Critical Partnerships and Resources

Critical Partnerships and Resources

What partnerships have you developed to align or integrate financial literacy education activities within your workforce services? What resources are available to support the design and delivery of financial literacy education activities or other strategies to build the financial capability of youth/adults with disabilities?
(@jrobinson)

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Free Tax Prep as a Bridge to Financial Ed

Financial education is a critical first step on the road to financial stability. Free tax preparation and EITC can serve as bridge to financial education. Learn more about how free tax prep is benefiting job seekers, Veterans, and people with disabilities and how can your workforce center, organization or program can integrate this into existing services: https://www.realeconomicimpact.org/taxes%20and%20tax%20preparation/free-tax-prep-job-center-veteran-disability... more »

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(@theresia.kody)

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Financial Institutions

Every bank and credit union I know of has a Community Relations department whose primary objective is to educate the community. In Philadelphia PA, various banks (e.g. Wells Fargo, Citizens Bank, Santander) are connected with the American Job Center and host workshops on a weekly/monthly basis. Adults should be encouraged to attend these no cost workshops. If they're not currently happening at your American Job Center,... more »

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(@lschaller)

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Alternative Financing Programs

Many states have Alternative Financing Programs that provide loans to people, including individuals with disabilities, who need assistive technology to help them meet their employment and education goals. Affordable loans are available for purchasing modified vehicles, standing wheelchairs, scooters and equipment for self-employment, among others. Many programs provide financial education that supports people as they... more »

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(@kathy.tracey)

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Is it financial literacy or poverty?

I have followed these conversations and insights closely - what a wealth of resources that were shared. But, I wonder if we can expand the conversation to connect the very real issue of poverty vs. financial literacy. I want to introduce this opinion piece to jump start this conversation. http://bit.ly/2JhT0cV. So, I see financial literacy having two primary goals - one is to help people learn how to manage their cash... more »

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(@lschaller)

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Community of Practice NDI-HOB Invitation

ENHANCE YOUR PROGRAMS AND ENGAGE DIVERSE COMMUNITIES INCLUSIVE OF DISABILITY Hands on Banking is a free, fun and ready-to-use education program, available in both English and Spanish, that teaches people, in all stages of life, about the basics of responsible money management, including how to create a budget, save and invest, borrow responsibly, buy a home and establish a small business. The purpose of the Hands on... more »

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(@dwhite1)

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Financial literacy resources for workers with disabilities

http://www.ood.ohio.gov/Information/Resource-Links Many persons with disabilities historically have incomes that fall at or below the Federal poverty level each year. Several factors including limited educational opportunities to acquire marketable job skills; poor family support; lack of accessible or affordable transportation and continuing stereotypes by employers regarding what a worker with a disability can... more »

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(@jharriscto)

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Partnerships that Drive Solutions for Financial Empowerment

In October 2017, the Chicago City Treasurer's Office and the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) launched the Financial Advisory Council for the Empowerment of people with Disabilities (F.A.C.E.D.). Co-chaired by City Treasurer Kurt Summers and MOPD Commissioner Karen Tamley, F.A.C.E.D. is a first-of-its-kind advisory council that aims to address challenges with access to banking and financial education... more »

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