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Navigating Loss of Income and Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 30, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

TONIGHT at 6pm, join our virtual Financial Resources Town Hall. Comment, ask questions, and watch LIVE on or on YouTube.
During this virtual event, hear from experts about:
  • how to access unemployment benefits
  • whether you qualify for the stimulus check and what to expect
  • where you can access cash and food support such as SNAP and food pantries
  • other emergency financial resources available from the City and State
The featured speakers include:
  • Paige Diner, Senior Associate, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund
  • Ariel Salazar, Director of Community Engagement, NYC Department of Social Services
  • Anamaria Segura, Supervising Attorney, Employment Law Project, New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Francisco Moya, NYC Council Member for District 21
You can watch live and ask questions via the NYC Kids RISE Facebook page. You can also watch via our YouTube channel. This discussion will be held in English, and we will have Spanish-speaking staff highlighting main points in the Facebook comments and via telephone during the event. The video will be available after the event in Spanish and Bangla.


April 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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About this calendar
  • – This calendar does not include training or professional development workshops for school staff or community stakeholders.
  • – Workshops are added to the calendar as they become available.
  • – Workshops allow participants to ask questions directly to presenters and be referred to NYC Kids RISE staff members for individual support.
  • – For support with finding the right event for you, contact us via email or phone.
  • – Recorded versions of past workshops are available on our YouTube channel.
Which workshop should you attend?

Save for College Information Session

This information session introduces parents and guardians to the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program, including who is eligible to participate, how the Program works, and how parents or guardians can take foundational steps (Building Blocks) to earn rewards for their child’s college and career training.

Activate and View Your Child’s NYC Scholarship Account

Is your family ready to take the first foundational step in the Save for College Program? At this workshop, parents and guardians will learn how to activate and view their child’s NYC Scholarship Account (Building Block 1). Families will also learn about the other foundational steps of the Program (Building Block 2 and 3).

Choose the Right College and Career Savings Account

How can parents and guardians build on the money invested in their child’s NYC Scholarship Account? Join this workshop to learn about the college and career saving account options available for your child through the Save for College Program. Opening and connecting a savings account to your child’s NYC Scholarship Account is the second foundational step in the Program (Building Block 2).

Meet the College and Career Savings Experts

Are you looking for more information on how to save for your child’s college and career training? This interactive panel discussion will explain the college and career savings account options available through the Save for College Program. A financial counselor will provide tips and answer questions about how families can save.

My Kid is Going to College

How can parents and guardians plan ahead for their child’s college and career journey? This interactive workshop will introduce families to different types of college and career training, the cost of higher education, and available resources. Participants will learn how the Save for College Program fits into their child’s educational future and will be encouraged to share their own stories and experiences in order to learn from one another.

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