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We focus primarily on financial education and literacy, free tax preparation, education about the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Bank On Yakima program, which encourages people to pursue personal banking, and College Bound, a program designed to encourage students to be prepared for college.

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MOBILE FINANCE PARK

May 6, 2024

The Junior Achievement of Washington (JAWA) Mobile Finance Park is an exciting initiative designed to deliver in-person programs for our local communities, aimed at students in grades 7-12. The program teaches foundational skills in financial literacy and career exploration. In October 2023 the Mobile Finance Park was successfully launched at three area schools. The Mobile Finance…

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AARP TAX AIDE ROCKS THE 2023 SEASON!

May 1, 2024

The annual AARP Tax Aide free tax program is staffed each year by well-trained and dedicated volunteer tax preparers. With the 2023 season over, here are some quick facts: Total Returns Filed: 1, 632 (exceeding last year’s total) Number of Volunteer Tax Preparers: 31 Number of Sites: 4 (1 in Ellensburg, 3 in Yakima)

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WORKING FAMILIES TAX CREDIT: IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY!

May 1, 2024

The Working Families Tax Credit program is making an impact and helping families make ends meet. Check out the most recent numbers, as of April. · Total applications received: 156,745 · Total dollars paid out: $77,638,325 · Average refund per application: $790  Even though the federal tax filing deadline was April 15th, you can still apply for the…

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The MISSION is to advocate for financial literacy and the development of personal assets for low to moderate income working families and individuals living in Yakima County.