We offer a $100 incentive for your child’s K2C Seed Account for any participant who attends one of our qualifying financial workshops.
Golden 1 Webcast: January 22nd at 3:00 p.m.
This online workshop is hosted by Golden 1 and will cover post-holiday budgeting tips. If you are interested, please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Financial Workshop” and your name to get started.
Free Income Tax Assistance Program Canvasses
Labor Union representatives & members canvas the neighborhoods surrounding Super Saturday Free Tax Prep sites one week preceding the community event, leaving flyers on doorsteps letting the community know of this tremendous money saving opportunity.
Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be complicated
How United Way volunteers helped one client get his finances in order
Reginald Crisp had years of complicated taxes to sort through when it was time to file his 2018 taxes. A retired state employee, Reginald was trying to get his financial affairs in order when the Franchise Tax Board referred him to United Way’s Free Tax Prep program. When he learned there was a Free Tax Prep site at the Oak Park Community Center near his house, he made an appointment and soon found himself face to face with four women he now affectionately refers to as the Four Amigos.
During the holiday break, United Way’s Healthy Meals program will continue serving suppers to local children ages 18 and under at the following 6 locations.
Mack Road Partnership
7833 Center Parkway
- Monday 12/23, 12/30
- Thursday 12/26, 1/2
- Friday 12/27, 1/3
- Saturday 12/28, 1/4
Meals served at 3 pm Monday -Friday and at Noon on Saturdays.
North Highlands – Antelope Library
4235 Antelope Road
Robla School District
Bell Avenue Elementary
Main Avenue Elementary
Taylor Street Elementary
Sacramento City Unified School District
Camellia Basic Elementary
Earl Warren Elementary
Elder Creek Elementary
Mark Twain Elementary
Happy New Year!
Our United Way is excited for 2019. While we can certainly look back and celebrate our accomplishments, we look forward to new opportunities to make a difference for children and families through our Square One Project.
According to Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development), a national nonprofit organization that is working to ensure that everyone in our country has a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity, too many families continue to struggle. Prosperity Now projects that forty percent of households are liquid asset poor, meaning they lack the savings to weather a financial shock.
In 2016, our United Way made a promise to this region that we would end poverty starting at school through our Square One Project. This promise marked the scaling of our work to help more children achieve important milestones on their educational journey early on so that they are more likely to graduate from high school, college or career-ready. We announced our partnership with the Robla School District, the district with the highest poverty rate in Sacramento County.
Philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
At our United Way, we strive to bring out the potential in everyone. Whether a child who is struggling to read, or an adult trying to make ends meet, we convene, we collaborate and we commit to helping people tap into their potential to live healthy, productive lives. This includes achieving financial wellness.