Pittsburgh Coalition on the Intersection of Disability, Race, Ethnicity and Poverty
To address the systemic challenges people with disabilities in BIPOC communities face as a result of their intersecting identities.
About the Pittsburgh Coalition
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Americans with disabilities face unique systemic challenges as a result of their intersecting identities. The goal of the Coalition is to have conversations on intersectionality and break down the unintentional silos that can impede potential holistic practical solutions to the complex economic challenges faced by individuals of color with a disability by promoting an ecosystem of collaboration between key stakeholder groups, organizations serving individuals with a disability, organizations offering financial empowerment services and organizations serving communities of color.
Director, Moving Toward Financial Stability
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Director of Economic Opportunity
With leadership support from:
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland-Pittsburgh Branch
Join the Coalition
Join the Pittsburgh Coalition on the Intersection of Race, Disability, Ethnicity and Poverty to address barriers to financial stability and financial resilience which contribute to the significant wealth gap faced by these communities.
After completing this form, you will receive a calendar invitation to participate in upcoming monthly coalition calls scheduled for every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM EST.
Resources for Coalition Members
Please feel free to send any flyers or resources you would like to have shared in this Coalition resource folder to Katie Metz at email@example.com
Listening Session Research Report
FINANCIAL HEALTH: Living at the Intersection of Disability, Race and Poverty
National Disability Institute (NDI) conducted listening sessions with Pittsburgh residents with disabilities and local providers serving persons with disabilities on March 1, 2023. The listening sessions discussed the financial inclusion needs and associated challenges faced by individuals living with disabilities and those at the intersection of race/ethnicity, poverty and disability. The sessions were convened by the Pittsburg Coalition on the Intersection of Disability Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase. This report details qualitative insights and findings for the research exercises conducted
Download the Pittsburgh Equity Ally Badge
Participants and coalition members can use this badge for a variety of organizational materials, including in social media graphics, newsletters, blog posts, PowerPoint presentations and website pages (or site footers). For additional guidance, read these instructions.
Pittsburgh Regional Roundtable
Addressing Financial Stability Challenges at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, Poverty and Disability – February 23-24, 2022
The goal of the Roundtable held on February 23-24, 2022 was twofold: (1) to bring together community nonprofit and other organizations working on economic and racial equity, with disability and financial inclusion partners in the Pittsburgh area and (2) to identify and begin work on action plans and concrete steps those organizations could jointly take to address some of the barriers to financial stability and financial resilience that contribute to the significant wealth gap faced by BIPOC communities with disability.
The Pittsburgh Coalition on the Intersection of Disability, Race, Ethnicity and Poverty was made possible with the generous support of JPMorgan Chase.