The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of creating economic stability. To date, none of Activate’s placements have been laid off. In their previous low-wage jobs, they likely would have been among the first workers to experience unemployment. The current crisis disproportionately impacts our nation’s most vulnerable low-income citizens; 40% of Americans cannot weather a $400 financial emergency. In addition to providing stable, career-path jobs, Activate’s placements have learned to save thousands of dollars from their salaries and are well-prepared to weather a crisis.