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Category: Financial Empowerment

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...

Letter to the Editor: A vital hunger-fighting program for local families

The Reporter, Sep 21, 2018 Back to school season is upon us, and parents everywhere are checking all the necessary supplies off their children’s list—pencils, crayons,...

You Don’t Know SNAP

It’s 1961. With their 15 kids in tow, Chloe and Alderson Muncy walk into the grocery store, knowing that for the first time in a...

This National Call-In Day, Stand Up for SNAP!

Imagine you’re a single mom making minimum wage, a senior citizen living on a fixed income, or a disabled veteran living alone. Life is a...