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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


EITC Awareness Day: Volunteers and Tax Returns

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I recently learned about high school students who are volunteering to help prepare tax returns for people who are low-income, elderly, disabled or speak limited English. While many United Ways offer the opportunity for adults to participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs, I am especially inspired by these students and want to share their story to promote EITC Awareness Day.

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01/30/15

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Megan Tracz

By Megan Tracz


What would YOU do? EITC Awareness Day

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What would you do if you knew there was a proven solution that lifts millions of children and working families out of poverty each year… a tool that, at the same time, also improves child health and academic achievement, enables financial stability for hard-working families, and pumps billions of dollars back into local communities around the country?

You’d probably want to talk about it. You’d probably want as many of your friends, family and community to know about this amazing resource. 

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01/29/15

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Watching the State of the Union Address? Tell the President to #TalkYouthJobs!

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On Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm ET, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address. While the state of the nation’s economy is in a steady recovery, the youth unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high and the number of young people considered to be “disconnected” from the workforce or school system has hardly fallen.

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01/14/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteering: A Path Upward for Disconnected Youth

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Consider this: 5.6 million U.S. teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 are neither in school nor working. Many of these “disconnected youth” are simply cut off from education and career paths that could help them live a good life and make positive contributions to our society and our economy.

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01/11/15

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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


5 Ways To Get A Job

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When youth employment meets social service, everyone wins. 

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12/16/14

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