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Podcast: Financial Capability for Refugees: Promising Practices for Upward Economic Mobility

Author(s): META
Date: September 15, 2017
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
What are the early financial experiences of New Americans? What promising practices may help accelerate their path to economic integration in the U.S.? For this podcast, META was joined by Kasra Movahedi of the International Rescue Committee to discuss an IRC study on financial capability programs, drawing on data from more than 2,400 refugee and …

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Blog Post: When Serving Highly Skilled Refugees, You Don’t Need to Re-invent the Wheel!

Author(s): Higher
Date: July 31, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Many refugee employment professionals dream about developing customized employment services for clients with higher levels of education and professional experience. Unfortunately, because of limited time and resources, these dreams are rarely realized. Take …

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Archived Webinar: Financial Literacy: How to Teach the Basics

Author(s): Higher
Date: December 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This webinar explored basic financial literacy topics to cover with clients to build a strong foundation for economic self-sufficiency. Presenters highlighted a variety of free financial literacy resources and provided examples of community partnerships that can be replicated. Financial literacy curricula, job readiness activities and training tips were shared throughout the training.

E-learning: Income Taxes 101

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 12, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
This module was created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher). This 12-minute module provides an introduction to paying income taxes in the U.S. It is targeted towards refugees and other New Americans. After completing all module sections, you will understand: What income tax is; Why everyone must pay it; How to pay it; and …

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Blog Post: Overcoming the Financial Challenge of Higher Education

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Are you one of the 3.8 million college-aged immigrants in the U.S.? Although a college education that may not have been available in your home country is now a possibility, you …

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E-learning: Understanding Your Paycheck

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course is intended for jobseekers who are refugees or other New Americans. It can also be used by refugee service providers in job readiness class or in employment orientations. The following downloadable resources are also provided: the course transcript, sample paychecks, and a vocabulary list. After …

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Poster: How to Spot a Fake Job Offer

Author(s): Federal Trade Commission
Date: July 14, 2015
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Readiness
This poster from the Federal Trade Commission explains how to spot a fake job offer and report it.  

Poster: Government Imposter

Author(s): Federal Trade Commission
Date: July 7, 2015
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities, Immigration Legal Needs
This poster from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explains how to spot dishonest people who pretend to be from the government and how to report them. Specifically, it describes how the government will not call to ask for money or threaten you. It recommends speaking with case managers before paying or sharing personal information by …

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