A 2-Day Train-the-Trainer Workshop for OVW Grantees & other DV Providers that Serve Latina Survivors (including Immigrants)
Please Note new training and reception location below. Activities are no longer in Washington Heights; they are in mid-town Manhattan.
(Sponsored by Alianza and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women)
There is broad recognition within the domestic violence movement that the lack of financial independence is a major barrier that contributes to keeping many victims/survivors in violent and abusive relationships. Acquiring financial knowledge can be a key step for the survival of many victims and their children.
Through this training, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about the specific needs and circumstances of Latina victims as concerns financial education and cultural considerations
- Be trained in the basics of financial literacy and the development of small businesses
- Receive copies of our training curriculum and training video: ¡SiPodemos/Yes We Can! - Beyond Domestic Violence: Achieving Financial Independence. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with WESST, a nonprofit agency dedicated to small business development and financial training, based in New Mexico.
- Learn effective methods for facilitating workshops using our training curriculum (¡Si Podemos/Yes We Can)
The training is based on a bi-lingual curriculum specifically designed for this OVW Project. Components of the training include: 1) Money Management: Household Budgeting, How Banks and Financial Institutions work, Opening and Balancing a Checkbook, Credit Basics, Personal and Business Loans; 2) Small Businesses: Life as a Business Owner, Creating a Business Plan, New Business and Marketing/Promotion Worksheets, and Instructional Case Studies. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with WESST, a small business development and training nonprofit organization based in New Mexico.
The training video features interviews with several DV survivors who are now successful business owners and living lives free of violence.
Detalles en español - PDF
Details in English - PDF
DATE: April 18 & 19, 2013
LOCATION: The Conference Center, 130 E. 59th Street, 7th floor (Between Park & Lexington Aves.), New York, NY
TIME: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Each Day
COST: FREE of Charge
**TRAINING IN ENGLISH - MATERIALS IN ENGLISH & SPANISH**
REGISTRATION: Training will be for 60 participants. Registration Deadline is April 12, 2013. For more information and registration contact:
- East Harlem Bilingual Council Head Start
- Nuevo Amanecer/Dominican Women’s Development Center
- National Dominican Women’s Caucus
- Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
- Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS:
YOTEL New York at Times Square
570 10th Avenue New York, NY, 10036 (at 42nd Street)
Toll Free-1-877-909-6835 or 1-646-449-7700
Reserve by March 20, 2013 for Special Rate for Alianza Trainees
$199 Single Room/Double Occupancy. Rates are exclusive of taxes (14.75%) plus fees.
NOTE: Max of 2 persons per Guest Room.
The Hotel will make every effort to offer the group rate for guests who plan to arrive 3 days prior to, or depart 3 days after the block (April 17 – April 19, 2013) subject to cabin rate and cabin type availability.
Individual Cancellation: Cancellation of any individual reservation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date to avoid any cancellation penalties.
Check In Time: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out Time: 11:00 a.m.
Check In Group Code: Please provide this code (Alianza) to obtain the Group Rate
The YOTEL is located approximately 10 miles from LaGuardia International Airport and 2 miles from the training site.
Local Transportation to the Training Site: Walk East on 42nd St. to Seventh Ave. and then North to 49th Street. Look for the NQR Subway Station (BMT Line). Take either the N or the R UPTOWN 2 stops to the Lexington/59th Street Stop. The Conference Center is located at 130 East 59th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. Go to the 7th Floor. The N train runs at all times, the R train at all times except late nights and the Q train on weekdays.
The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
790 7th Ave New York, NY, 10019 (Between 51st & 52nd)
Phone: (212) 581-3300
Reserve by March 18 for Government Rate:
$241.00 Single Room/Double Occupancy. Rates are exclusive of taxes (14.75%) plus fees.
NOTE: Max of 2 persons per Guest Room.
Quoted Rate is available to Alianza training attendees 2 days before and 2 days after the blocked dates (April 17 – April 19, 2013) based on availability.
Individual Cancellation: Cancellation of any individual reservation must be received three (3) business days prior to arrival or one night room and taxes will prevail.
Check In Time: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out Time: 12:00 p.m.
Early Departure Fee: In the event a guest who has requested a room within your block checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early checkout fee to that guest's individual account. Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise The Manhattan Times Square 24 hours prior to check-in of any change in planned length of stay (April 17 – April 19, 2013).
Check In Group Code: Please provide this code (Alianza) to obtain the Group Rate.
Hotel Reservation Link:https://manhattanhoteltimessquare.reztrip.com/index.html#property=158&mode=b&pm=true&sr=23576
The Manhattan at Times Square located approximately 10 miles from LaGuardia International Airport and 1.17 miles from the training site.
Local Transportation to the Training Site: Walk South 2 blocks on 7th Ave. to 49th Street NQR Subway Station (BMT Line). Take either the N or the R UPTOWN 2 stops to the Lexington/59th Street Stop. The Conference Center is located at 130 East 59th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. Go to the 7th Floor. The N train runs at all times, the R train at all times except late nights and the Q train on weekdays.
We recommend flying into La Guardia Airport (90-01 Grand Central Parkway in Astoria, Queens). Located just four miles from Manhattan, LaGuardia has a variety of transportation options to Manhattan.
NYC Airporter: Departure roughly every 30 minutes - Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Fare is $13. Purchase tickets online at www.NYCAirporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.
NYC Transit Services: New York City buses provide service between LaGuardia and Manhattan. M60 bus from Manhattan and Astoria. With the M60 bus, you can travel to all terminals at LaGuardia from the West Side, the East Side or Astoria (Queens). The M60 runs between 106 St and Broadway in Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport from approximately 5 am to 1 am, seven days a week. The M60 serves all airport terminals. Connections can be made with all north-south Manhattan subway lines or with the N and Q trains at the Astoria Blvd station.
LGA Taxi Information: Taxi and van service is also available at LaGuardia. Taxi service is available in front of all terminals. Ground transportation information counters, located on the lower baggage claim level of all terminals, provide information and reservations for buses, shared-ride vans and private cars or limousines. Average Fares (not including tolls & tips):
To Upper Manhattan $29 - $37
To Mid Manhatttan $25 - $37
To Lower Manhattan $32 - $37
SAFETY TIP: Ignore offers of transportation from solicitors in the terminal. Soliciting of ground transportation is illegal and many illegal solicitors are unlicensed and uninsured. Seek uniformed porters or airline employees for baggage assistance.