Economic Opportunity at National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Jun 12, 2012

When you attend the sessions featured in our economic opportunity track at this year’s National Conference of Volunteering and Service, you will learn how to manage your family’s finances and taxes, how to create economic opportunity for immigrants, how nonprofits can help with financial sustainability and much more. Check out some of the sessions focused on economic opportunity listed here:

Volunteerism and Economic Development

Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session ID: 2540

Aditi Srinivasan

In this session, participants will learn how Upwardly Global creates economic opportunity for new Americans. Volunteers help underemployed refugees and immigrants learn to navigate the U.S. professional job search while building their own cross-cultural communication skills.

Speaker(s):  Aditi Srinivasan 
Rebecca Tancredi 

Twitter: #UpGloVolunteer

Building and Sustaining Community-Based Job Readiness Programs

Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session ID: 2826

What are the key components of an effective job readiness program? How can we sustain these programs while remaining true to the needs of our communities? This workshop will foster strategic skills in sustainability.

Speaker(s): Eleanor Grewal 

Twitter: #jobreadycommunity

Blueprint for Community-Based Financial Education

Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session ID: 2375

The National Endowment for Financial Education is committed to continual development of money tools and resources for volunteers, and would like to introduce the entire suite of money resources for their use and use of their clients.

Speaker(s):  Brent A. Neiser 
Mary “Jeannette” Schultz 

Twitter: #NEFEORG

Financial Aid U: Innovative Models of Volunteer Service to Help Kids Pay for College

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Session ID: 2520

For aspiring families and students, tax time is ideal to discuss making college a reality by accessing financial aid. Learn how FAFSA preparation compliments your mission of promoting financial security for all.

Speaker(s):  Lynn Fiala 
Rebecca Riha 
Clare Schaecher 

Twitter: #FinAidU

Re-imagining Financial Education: Using Video Games and Yearly Events to Engage Your Audience

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 -10 a.m.
Session ID: 2957

Explore D2D’s award-winning online video games that teach financial concepts. Learn how to use the games as a volunteer training resource and as a tool for volunteers to use with the community to teach hard-to-reach audiences.

Speaker(s):  Joanna Smith-Ramani 

Twitter: #NCVS2957

How Technology and Intergenerational Volunteers Can Enhance Your VITA and Service Learning Program

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 -10 a.m.
Session ID: 2567

The Van Buren Intermediate School District has been recognized locally and nationally for their innovative tax and service learning programs. Learn how the VBISD is using intergenerational partnerships and technology to transform their community.

Speaker(s): Thomas Richardson 

Twitter: #NCVS2567

Civics and Service: Helping Drive Economies Through Action

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session ID: 3115

Nonprofits, governments, foundations and companies want to serve their communities.

social innovators have new ways to help people channel creativity for economic and social good. Join Chase to see how economic empowerment runs across sectors and how a shared vision can be an economic driver.

Speaker(s):   Jackie Lynn Coleman 
Second City Communications 
Carol Cone – Edelman 
Dr. Randall Kroszner 
Stanley Litow 
Jenne Myers 
Joe Sibilia 
Glenn F. Tilton 

Twitter: #NCVS

We are honored to be able to present a variety of voices in the nonprofit sector and beyond. Register for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service now to learn from the best.

Lauren Williams