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Tag: Poverty

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...

The Promise Seeks Partners in Criminal Record Sealing and Employment Access Campaign

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, has released a Call for Collaboration to local...

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...

Social Venture Partners Philadelphia: Reimagining Giving

We’re new here – but we’re not new. Social Venture Partners is a global network of engaged philanthropists supporting meaningful change with communities by giving...

CITY COUNCIL, UNITED WAY TO SET POVERTY ACTION PLAN IN MOTION WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF $10 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR PARTNERSHIPS

Winners of the first of several Community Challenges will offer free tax prep, help improve access to benefits, and provide financial and legal counseling to...

Social Venture Partners Philadelphia invites poverty-fighting organizations led by and serving people of color in Philadelphia to apply for up

SVP Philadelphia, in association with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, launches 2021 investment cycle for nonprofit organizations that reduce poverty and...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Receives Generous Gift from MacKenzie Scott

Philadelphia, PA — United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) announced today that it has received a generous donation from philanthropist and author, MacKenzie Scott. United...

Philadelphia Poverty Action Fund announces Call for Collaborations for The Family Stability Community Challenge

 The Call for Collaborations seeks leading organizations serving Philadelphia to propose multi-pronged, evidence-based strategies to maximize income and benefits for families facing poverty   PHILADELPHIA, P.A. —...

Reimaging Postsecondary Education in a COVID-19 World

United Way’s Dr. Nikia Owens, PHD, Managing Director of Financial Empowerment and Carniesha Kwashie, MS, Director, Job Opportunities Investment Network (JOIN), were recently published in...

Women United – COVID 19 Diaper Drive

Just ask any parent: when COVID-19 struck our communities, life as we knew it was up-ended.  As our communities look toward the promise of reopening...