Tuesday, May 1, 2012 -
8:45am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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While the recent economic recession affected Americans of all ages, both genders and all ethnicities; workers 55 and over, women, and people of color were among the hardest hit. Each group brings with them their own unique set of challenges and strengths. Not only did they lose jobs, but many experienced a significant decline in retirement saving. Now they must create a new normal and adjust to the current reality.
This program will explore the predicament of the out- of- work boomer and two cutting- edge initiatives that promote financial literacy and offer legal assistance on the one hand and a boot camp and internship approach to ensure job search competitiveness and successful reentry into the workforce on the other.
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program co-sponsored by the Philanthropy New York EngAGEment, initiative (which promotes cross-issue funding on aging-related issues), New York City Workforce Funders, and Philanthropy New York Funders of Women and Girls Network.
- Joseph M. Carbone, President and Chief Executive Officer, The WorkPlace (sponsor of Platform to Employment, recently featured on 60 Minutes)
- Yisroel Schulman, President and Attorney-In-Charge of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
- Bret Halverson, Ph.D. (Moderator), Workforce Development Consultant
Funders interested in aging-related issues, issues of workforce development, issues affecting women and girls, legal advocacy, financial literacy, and the intersection of all the above.