Economic Justice

Celestina is a cancer survivor who is raising her grandson.

Celestina is a cancer survivor who is raising her grandson.

The Economic Justice Project (EJP) is a financial literacy and empowerment project intended to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families combat poverty by providing them with knowledge and skills to do so.

The main purpose of the project is to provide educational workshops to community groups, social service organizations, hospitals, clinics, and schools at their sites. In addition to general financial literacy, the project educates people on consumer rights, public benefits, and housing rights.

Workshops are available on the following topics:

  • Budgeting and Saving

  • Bank Accounts

  • Credit Basics

  • Credit Repair

  • Student Loans

  • Understanding Taxes

  • End-of-Life Financial Planning

  • Public Benefits

  • Affording Rent in New York City

  • Financial Issues Related to Divorce and Child Support

  • Retirement Planning

  • Negotiation

If you are interested in attending a financial workshop or hosting workshops within your facility, contact us at 718.230.1379, ext. 150.

LWI is grateful for the generous support of Capital One and BlackRock Gives in supporting the Economic Justice Project.