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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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February 10, 2023

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT of WASHINGTON BRINGS EXCITING INITIATIVES! Every year Junior Achievement of Washington (JAWA) reaches thousands of students, teaching vital skills in financial literacy and work and career readiness. To jumpstart its 2023 mission and return to pre-Covid-19 operations in our area, JAWA has two exciting announcements! First, they are implementing an initiative – a traveling…

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February 8, 2023

A NEW TAX CREDIT FOR WASHINGTON WORKERSThe Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) is a new statewide tax credit for Washington residents with low to moderate incomes. This is a credit of up to $1,200 based on retail sales or use tax for eligible individuals or families. Applications opened February 1, 2023; applications are accepted online or by…

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February 8, 2023

FREE TAX PREPARATION THROUGH STRONG PARTNERSHIP The goal of the Yakima County Asset Building Coalition (YCABC) is to partner with organizations that provide services which enable individuals and families to strengthen personal assets and increase their financial security.  The YCABC has partnered with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for over 15 years, delivering this free tax service to…

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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.