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Category: Financial Empowerment

Supporting Families Weathering Financial Emergencies

Emergency savings provide a critical buffer that allows families to weather financial emergencies that could otherwise be life-altering. Far too many individuals and families are...

Tackling Poverty by Building Generational Wealth: An In-depth Look at the Lubert IDA Program

The Lubert Individual Development Account (IDA) program is one of the most important initiatives in our region. It seeks to help everyone in the UWGPSNJ...

Invested Together: Helping Individuals Through Matched Savings

Low-income families face systemic barriers to building assets partly due to challenges with accessing capital, labor market segregation, and extractive practices and policies. This is...

Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly’s first-time home buyers will get more help from the city when its grant program returns

Akirah Pressley’s three decades of life have been marked by instability. When she was 13, her mother died. A few years later, she was forced...

VITA: More Than Just Taxes

Mr. K is homeless and living in the backroom of a Woodland Avenue business. He was referred to Southwest Community Development Corporation (Southwest CDC) because...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces 2022 Recipient of the J. Gordon Cooney, Jr. Fellowship in

2022 J. Gordon Cooney Fellowship in Criminal Justice recipient announced, honoring senior partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and former UWGPSNJ Regional Board Chair  PHILADELPHIA,...

Earned Income Tax Credit – No Dollar Left Behind

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most cost-effective and impactful anti-poverty programs implemented over the past few decades. Each year it...

Families with Children: Help is Here with the Child Tax Credit

This tax season, we have a huge opportunity to help families with the expansion of the Child Tax Credit through the American Rescue Plan Act...

Calling All Current and Future Tax-Experts!

When I joined United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in the Fall, I was ecstatic to be able to support our local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance...

Impact in Action: Crossing the Digital Divide

How many times did you rely on the internet today? How about your computer, laptop or tablet? Imagine having to get through your daily routine,...

A Conversation with Alicia Atkinson

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Alicia Atkinson to the team as Managing Director, Financial Empowerment. Let’s learn a bit...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Expands Leadership Team with Managing Director of Financial Empowerment

The leadership team at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) recently welcomed Alicia Atkinson as Managing Director, Financial Empowerment. PHILADELPHIA, PA...