Photo caption: Senior center grab and go meals provided by Henry Street Settlement. Photo: CWE
Community organizations from Consortium for Worker Education’s (CWE) Jobs to Build On and Worker Service Center programs are providing remote services to workers in need. They are training workers online, answering questions via phone and email, and developing new resources for the COVID-19 effects that workers are facing.
Henry Street Settlement is providing virtual ESOL/Job Readiness classes, so workers can keep building skills online. Make the Road New York developed a safety training webinar for essential workers. Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is helping New Yorkers navigate the economic downturn with online education covering unemployment insurance, stimulus legislation, and online job searches. St. Nicks Alliance is connecting workers to jobs in essential industries and continuing outreach for its job training programs. Yemeni American Merchants Association is distributing sanitary supplies to protect bodega workers and their customers.
These are just a few of the many examples of CWE partners rising to the challenge of COVID-19 to protect and support New York’s workers.
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