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It's tax time again! The deadline to file your taxes is Monday, April 18, 2016. Tri-City Area United Way is sponsoring VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) at NWTC-Marinette Campus for it's 5th year! This is a free tax preparation program done by IRS-trained volunteers for households making $54,000 or less. We serve Michigan and Wisconsin residents. Appointments are on a first come, first served basis and they fill up fast. So schedule your appointment today!

EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) is a special tax credit for people making under $53,267. This is a financial boost for working people in an recovering economy. You must file your federal taxes in order to claim this credit (even if your income is below the filing requirement).

Please call 715-735-7785 to set up your appointment.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact us! There are free training programs available!

                                                                                                                                            

EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS - CRADLE TO CAREER INITIATIVE (C2C)

In 2013, the Tri-City Area United Way held a series of “Community Conversations”. We talked with 29 different groups of area citizens: high school at risk youth, high school leadership and student councils, civic groups, jail inmates, business leaders and employees. We talked with elected officials, emergency responders, social services and more. You raised 16 primary concerns with substance abuse, educational opportunities and parenting education standing out as the top three. These three concerns formed the basis for the beginning of our Educational Success - Cradle to Career Initiative. 

A Report to the Community

C2C SUBSTANCE ABUSE TASK FORCE
      Substance Abuse affects the whole family, not just the user.

  • Age 0 to 8 -- Working with youth and parents
  • Youth -- Youth over the age of 8
  • Anti-Opiate / Heroin Impact
  • Prescription Drug Abuse -- Educating prescribers
  • Business -- Educational presentations at the work place

C2C EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TASK FORCE
      Educational Success starts at birth and continues throughout life.

  • Ages 0 to 8
  • Middle School (Grades 6 to 8)
  • High School to Post-Secondary

C2C PARENTING EDUCATION TASK FORCE
      When families come together, everyone wins.

  • Strengthening Families Program

Volunteers Wanted!  There are a number of ways you can help in our Educational Success: Cradle to Career Initiative: Volunteer to be a member of any of the task forces or subcommittees; Advocate for the program by letting your friends and neighbors know you support the Tri-City Area United Way's efforts in making a positive difference in your community; Donate to help fund the action plans being developed. To receive more information or to volunteer with one of the task forces - -  Contact us here.