United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability
When people are able to find decent jobs, provide for their families and save for the future, they and their children are more likely to enjoy healthy lives and succeed in school. Everyone benefits, because financially stable individuals and families lead to a more competitive workforce and a stronger community.
United Way's volunteer experts, working with partners from all sectors of society, connect people to the resources they need to get on more solid financial ground. From financial wellness classes in the workplace and in community centers to career training and job-search assistance, credit counseling and free tax preparation assistance, we’re helping people to earn more and save more.
United Way Worldwide Goal
By 2018, 1.9 million more working families will become financially stable and able to take the next steps to long-term independence. This 10-year goal, made in 2008, means helping these families increase income, build savings and grow assets so they have reduced debt and are working toward a goal that might be stable housing, business, retirement or post-secondary education.
Tri-City Area United Way is committed to Financial Literacy for our residents. Our focus areas:
- Tri-City Area United Way is sponsoring a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. College students volunteer their time to assist area residents with tax returns as part of their accounting program. Additionally, during the time the taxes are completed, we provide budgeting, savings, and other financial information for clients to help them become better consumers.
- United Way has partnered with My Free Taxes to bring you a free online software program to help you file your taxes. This software program is sponsored through H&R Block. Simply gather your tax information and go to www.myfreetaxes.com.
- Tri-City Area United Way has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul to bring you the Getting Ahead Program. This program is for people who are living in poverty or unstable conditions. It's about building economic stability and a better future for our communities. For more information please contact Nicole Twork, Program Coordinator at 715-735-7785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can You Help?
Volunteers make United Way's tax assistance and financial education programs possible. Free training is provided. For more information or to volunteer, please CONTACT US.