Job Opportunities Task Force

Members of the FSWI steering committee, including Drs. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Christine Callahan, were awarded a sub-contract from the Job Opportunities Task Force and Baltimore CASH Campaign to support evaluation of a new project funded by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). This project is designed to test the feasibility and to evaluate outcomes of a new program integrating financial education into existing job coaching programs throughout Baltimore City hospital systems. The financial workshops and ongoing support will be based on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Money Smart curriculum, a widely popular financial education program. Participants will include low income employees at some of Baltimore City’s largest hospitals. Data will be collected over the next two years and the University of Maryland, Baltimore will assist in developing data collection measures and procedures and data analysis. For further information, please contact Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey at jfrey@ssw.umaryland.edu.