During June and July 2018, the EmpoweredNYC team hosted Community Input Sessions to gain insight into the barriers that have made it difficult for New Yorkers with disaiblities to grow financially. We also gathered feedback from the community on the types of programs and services that would be most beneficial to New Yorkers with disabilities and their families. These sessions informed EmpoweredNYC on new strategies, programs and services aimed to improve the financial stability of New Yorkers with disabilities and their families. Complete our contact form to stay up to date on EmpoweredNYC.
Note: You can also use the contact form to make general inquiries about free financial counseling services for people with disabilities.
Empowered to Act! Micro-Trainings
Empowered to Act! Micro-Trainings are free trainings that focus on common topics that impact people with disabilities, see list below. Check back often as we'll be adding new topics soon!
Empowered Cities is a new national initiative that will enable municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion for people with disabilities and their families. Co-developed and launched with a $2 million investment from Citi Community Development (CCD), Empowered Cities is a partnership with National Disability Institute (NDI) that will engage municipalities across the U.S. to design, test and deliver innovative and scalable solutions for expanding financial inclusion in the disability community.
Through Empowered Cities, NDI will:
hold national gatherings with community stakeholders
conduct trainings for service providers, financial counselors, nonprofits, and municipal staff
produce a catalog of new publications and training curricula
build national field knowledge about tailored, citywide financial inclusion models