Working 9 to 5 is no longer enough to support a family and make sure basic needs are met in a changing economy. Today, it is possible to work 40 hours a week and earn only $13,920 per year before taxes--a figure barely above the federal poverty line for a family of three. If we use self-sufficiency as a measure, in New York City, a parent with two children living in the Bronx would need to earn $60,934 to afford housing, food, childcare, healthcare, and transportation.
Join the Funders of Women and Girls as we discuss the findings from the newly released Self-Sufficiency Standard Report for New York City 2010, which examines what it takes to live and thrive economically in each of New York City’s five boroughs.
During this session, Merble Reagon, Executive Director of the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement, will present the findings from the report. Then, supported by a facilitator, participants will strategize ways to use the Standard for effective grantmaking in New York City.
- Donna Addkison, Family Economic Security Program Director, Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)
- James Parrot, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute
- Merble Reagon, Executive Director, Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement
- Sangeeta Budhiraja (moderator), Program Officer, Ms. Foundation for Women
Presented by Funders of Women & Girls, a Philanthropy New York Peer Network.