RH Unplugged Series: March 15 - Single Stop
Last week’s Unplugged breakfast, an informal conversation about Robin Hood’s poverty fighting approach, featured Michael Weinstein, the head of our Programs department.
Michael provided an in depth overview of Single Stop – a Robin Hood program that reduces poverty by connection folks to public benefits and to free legal counsel, financial assistance and access to a social worker all in one location.
The idea for Single Stop was formed by Michael in the 1970s with a program run out of a church basement in Philadelphia that served as a place for community members to receive financial, insurance and tax advice. It has since grown into a national organization with more than 80 sites in New York City as well as locations in 7 other states. Last year alone, Single Stop helped more than 120,000 low-income New Yorkers receive roughly $250 million in benefits to help them stabilize their financial, educational, vocational and health prospects in the hopes of eventually leaving poverty behind.
Up next in the Unplugged breakfast series – “What Makes a Great Teacher” featuring Norm Atkins, co-founder the Relay Graduate School of Education, the most advanced and innovative program designed to train teachers to become more inspiring and effective in the classroom.