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UWKC Financial Empowerment Member
 
 
 
United Way of King County’s Financial Stability Team is seeking five dynamic professionals to serve as Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps Members for one of the largest anti-poverty programs in Washington State. The Free Tax Preparation Campaign is a community-driven effort to put money into the pockets of low- and moderate-income residents of King County by: • increasing tax refunds • improving access to tax credits • assisting individuals and households in applying for food, cash, and other public benefits These are powerful anti-poverty tools—such as tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Education Credits—that provide critical economic stability, reduce racial wealth disparities, and increase public health outcomes, particularly for communities of color. However, millions of dollars are left unclaimed by eligible recipients each year. As a member of the Financial Stability Team, you will play a direct role in connecting residents with money to survive and thrive. Your role starts with helping households to avoid the extremely prohibitive cost of tax preparation, which often exceeds $400 in Washington state. Your work is particularly important due to our region’s growing economic instability, which has been exacerbated in recent years due to high inflation and COVID-19. Additionally, you will serve during an exciting time as Washington rolls out its first ever state tax credit for low-income residents. Inequality, wealth disparities, homelessness, generational poverty—the Free Tax Preparation Campaign seeks to address these problems and more by providing free, high-quality tax preparation services at absolutely no cost to community members. Each year, this campaign has the capacity to help over 20,000 households and bring more than $30 million back to the community. **UWKC AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of service.**
 
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Member Duties : As a Financial Empowerment Member, you’ll contribute to each phase of the Free Tax Preparation Campaign’s lifecycle: Pre-Season: Sep–Dec • Recruit & train 750+ volunteers • Conduct community outreach • Support community education initiatives Tax Season: Jan–Apr • Complete tax prep & financial coaching training • Work with community members to file taxes • Educate clients on cash assistance opportunities • Collect client feedback Post-Season: May–Aug • Provide extended season tax prep • Collect staff & volunteer feedback Gain firsthand experience using innovative thinking & creative problem solving to lead projects. Build & develop communication skills, social awareness, & resiliency. Gain direct public service experience, tax & personal finance expertise, & professional skills while making an impact on our community. Take advantage of access to community leaders for networking, advanced training for career development, & other opportunities for professional advancement.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Unlimited public transportation pass ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
UWKC Financial Empowerment Member

Program Start/End Date
10/17/2022  -   08/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  06/30/2022  To  10/30/2022 

Contact Cheyenne Stolmeier
720 2nd Ave
Seattle   WA   98104
2064618544
cstolmeier@uwkc.org
www.uwkc.org/about-us/

Listing ID 81902


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