Webinar Series: Financial Literacy and Resilience in the Midst of a Global Pandemic
The COVID-19 public health crisis presents a time of significant health and economic uncertainty for many individuals with disabilities, as well as their families and communities. In response, and in recognition of Financial Literacy Month in April, the LEAD Center hosted a two-part webinar series that provided information, financial tools, and strategies that individuals and workforce professionals can use to navigate the urgent challenges ahead.
- Part I: Financial Strategies for Workers with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic On Wednesday, April 22, the LEAD Center team was joined by experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New York Legal Assistance Group, and National Disability Institute (NDI) to share financial strategies that workers with disabilities can implement immediately.
- Part II: How WIOA Can Support Workers Facing Economic Challenges On Wednesday, April 29, the LEAD Center team welcomed representatives from workforce agencies, New York State’s Chenango-Delaware-Otsego (CDO) Workforce organization and Michigan’s Works! Southwest’s Youth Opportunities Unlimited, to highlight a few key ways the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and workforce professionals can support workers facing economic challenges today and in the future.