Luz Colon and Jose Barros are the coordinators of the Fair Chance for Family Success initiative, which is set to launch next month. Fair Chance is a partnership with Family Independence Initiative, neighborhood groups, and local families to support families as they set and achieve their goals for family success, including improving their economic well-being. DSNI is hiring a group of neighborhood residents to conduct outreach in the neighborhood and engage at least 200 families in the first year of the initiative.
Residents who partner with DSNI to form groups and set goals will receive cash incentives of up to $2,000 per year as well as a free laptop computer. Residents will also be able to access the Fair Chance Resource Bank that connects them to opportunities for matched savings programs, scholarships and other benefits.