A good job benefits more than the employee- it benefits his or her entire family, neighborhood, and entire community. That’s why United Way of Central Kentucky focuses on lasting solutions that go beyond charity to help people build skills and attain the education needed to get, keep, and advance in a good job. For these families currently walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.
UWCK addresses the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, providing the education and wraparound support needed to empower those in need to stop needing help.
United Way MoneySense workshops teach individuals the financial skills needed to maintain a checking account, create a personal spending plan, build or repair credit, and more. Workshops are completely free and are taught by trained volunteer instructors at a variety of locations throughout the community. To learn more about upcoming workshops or to volunteer your time as an instructor, contact our office at 270.737.6608.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to low income, working families who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. VITA Volunteers save individuals an average of $200 that would have normally been spent at a for-profit tax preparer. In addition, our VITA volunteers are trained to know when clients are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit – our nation’s most effective pro-work, anti-poverty tools. These incentives help working individuals in our community to keep more of what they earn. Learn more about the VITA program here.
Focus Area: Financial Stability & Workforce Development
Dollars Invested: $176,760
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