Economic Empowerment Peer Learning Series Homepage

Welcome to the 2021 Economic Empowerment Peer Learning Series homepage!

Futures Without Violence’s Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking (PEOST) Project is pleased to be hosting its first economic empowerment peer learning series. This six week peer learning series will bring together victim service providers to share knowledge and expertise, identify economic empowerment best practices, and explore trauma-informed work readiness, career exploration, building self-efficacy, digital literacy, financial capability and asset building, and alternative economic opportunities.

Through these conversations, we will explore ways in which victim service agencies can develop new, or expand existing, economic empowerment programming that truly addresses the barriers to thriving for survivors, especially within marginalized and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color) communities. By the end of this learning series, learners will be better able to:

  1. Assess current needs and gaps of economic empowerment programs.
  2. Identify best practices for the economic empowerment of survivors.
  3. Build relationships that enhance the economic empowerment of survivors.
  4. Advocate for better economic resources and strategies for survivors.
  5. Develop an economic empowerment action plan.

Below you will find all of the information you will need to participate in the series, including:

  • Pre-series work including a participant survey, needs assessment, and community mapping exercise
  • Participant list
  • Faculty Bios
  • Meeting schedule
  • Zoom links for each session
  • Supplemental materials for each session
  • Post-session evaluations for each session and the series as a whole

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyne Ouya at


Please complete before 10/14/2021



The sessions will be conducted primarily in English. All live virtual sessions will be conducted with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Wherever possible, supplementary documents have been translated into Spanish. All Youtube videos are available with closed captioning in either Spanish or English.

If you need additional assistance with any training materials, please contact Carolyne Ouya at Carolyne’s preferred language for communication is English.

Las sesiones se llevará a cabo principalmente en inglés. Todas las sesiones virtuales en vivo se llevarán a cabo con interpretación simultánea al español. Siempre que ha sido posible, los documentos complementarios se han traducido al español. Todos los videos de Youtube están disponibles con subtítulos en español o inglés.

Si necesita ayuda adicional con cualquier material de capacitación, comuníquese con Carolyne Ouya en El idioma preferido de Carolyne para comunicarse es el inglés.


The PEOST Team will host weekly office hours throughout the series to offer participants an opportunity to gain additional resources on Economic Empowerment and receive live support for weekly action planning.

Date: Tuesdays at 4:00pm – 5:00pm ET | 3:00pm – 4:00pm CT | 2:00pm – 3:00pm MT | 1:00pm – 2:00pm PT

Zoom link: | Meeting ID: 846 6536 3035


Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:30pm ET | 12:00pm – 2:30pm CT | 11:00am – 1:30pm MT | 10:00am – 12:30pm PT

Week 1 [October 14]: Healing through Trauma-Informed Work Readiness


Week 2 [October 21]: (Re)Building a Vision of the Future through Career Exploration


Week 3 [October 28]: Strengthening Self-Efficacy to Promote Career Success


Week 4 [November 4]: Increasing Access and Opportunity through Digital Literacy


Week 5 [November 11]: Harnessing Finances through Literacy and Asset Building


Week 6 [November 18]: Building on Strengths: Entrepreneurship, Cooperatives, and Mutual Funds


Series Key Takeaways: Link to word document

Series Evaluation