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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

Creating a Win-Win Solution for the Region’s Workforce

Thu, June 26, 2014

Creating a Win-Win Solution for the Region's Workforce

To increase the number of Greater Philadelphians earning a family-sustaining wage and meet the talent needs of regional employers, JOIN has launched the “Win-Win Challenge,” a new funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations to develop the next great workforce partnership.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

$36 million returned to local taxpayers

Fri, June 06, 2014

$36 million returned to local taxpayers

Another tax season is in the books and we are proud to announce our VITA results for 2013-14! UWGPSNJ, along with volunteers, the IRS and dozens of community partners, returned $36 million to local taxpayers during this year’s season.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

United Way on Capitol Hill

Wed, May 14, 2014

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Driving measurable, lasting Impact requires all of us to raise our voices – in big ways and small – to make sure elected officials understand our communities’ challenges and how the decisions they make impact our most vulnerable neighbors.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

2-1-1 Offers Help to Residents Across the Region

Tue, February 11, 2014

2-1-1 Offers Help to Residents Across the Region

One year ago today on February 11, National 2-1-1 Awareness Day, United Ways throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania joined forces to launch 2-1-1 SEPA, a free, confidential, easy-to-remember phone number that connects residents with important health and human services.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Making the Most of Your Refund This Tax Season

Fri, January 31, 2014

Making the Most of Your Refund This Tax Season

Today marks the 8th National EITC Awareness Day, a grassroots effort by the IRS rallying community organizations, elected officials, state and local governments, schools and employers to increase awareness about the EITC and free tax preparation sites.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

Helping Job-Seekers and Employers JOIN Forces

Wed, November 20, 2013

Helping Job-Seekers and Employers JOIN Forces

Everyone deserves to have a job that allows them to provide for their family and save for their future. This is why United Way plays a role in JOIN to help build pathways out of poverty for lower-skilled adults.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

President’s Newsletter: Camden Tackles a Weighty Issue

Tue, October 01, 2013

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In Camden, the most impoverished city in our nation, the challenges faced by many of its residents are well-known, but there are bright spots in this city as well, and it’s important to shine the spotlight on them.

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Ann O'Brien Schmieg

By Ann O'Brien Schmieg

VITA Returns $35 Million to Local Taxpayers

Mon, June 17, 2013

VITA

United Way works to ensure every adult achieves financial stability. Working alongside committed volunteers, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is a great example of the impact we can achieve together toward this goal.

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Alice Woods

By Alice Woods

Cumberland’s Income Infusion: Creating Greater Prosperity through Financial Stability

Tue, May 21, 2013

Cumberland's Income Fusion

Regardless of what community you call home, a family-sustaining wage is key to success and independence. As our region emerges from the shadow of the Great Recession, financial stability continues to be a hot-button topic.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Creating Opportunities, Strengthening Financial Stability

Thu, March 28, 2013

President's Newsletter - Strengthening Financial Stability

As the calendar turns to spring, many of us get excited awaiting the arrival of warmer weather, colorful, blooming flowers and an opportunity to engage in outdoor activities. But as a former accountant, I know this time of year also means something else – tax season!

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