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Category: Financial Empowerment

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...

Welcome Home: Jamie’s Lubert IDA Story

The Lubert Individual Development Account (IDA) Program is one of the most important initiatives in our region to decrease the wealth gap while allowing individuals...

BRIDGING GAPS: The Work of a Poverty Fighter

MEET CHERYL MACKEY, THE WOMAN FIGHTING POVERTY FROM EVERY ANGLE. “Growing up in Philadelphia I always had a sense that United Way was integral in...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces Free Tax Preparation Programs to Individuals and Families earning less

Free and confidential tax services available virtually as tax season gets underway PHILADELPHIA, P.A. — United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) marked the...

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

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

4 Reasons why VITA means more than a tax return – it’s empowerment!

Piles of paperwork. Hours at the computer. Long visits to the accountant. For most of us, tax season is a hassle we’d rather do without....

VITA’s got you covered: free tax prep is back for 2019!

Tax season is here – a time of year that most of us find a little, well, taxing. And with good reason! It’s time consuming,...

With transformational giving, donors help people get a slice of the pie

by Jane M. Von Bergen, For the Inquirer, Posted: September 21, 2018 When it comes to “transformational gifts,” some multimillion-dollar donors underwrite a building, or a research...