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For the sixth consecutive year, the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office provided free federal and state tax preparation services for community residents. ACHIEVEability helped residents save more than $133,893 in tax preparation fees. A total of 516 residents used the free services which led to $357,895 in Earned Income Tax Credit and $818,800 in federal income tax refunds. Tax preparation services were provided by IRS certified volunteers.
The 2014-2016 ACHIEVEability Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) elections took place on Saturday, October 18th. 155 voters participated in the NAC elections by voting at three polling locations including the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office, Sheppard Recreation Center and Sayer-Morris Recreation. Congratulations to our newly elected Neighborhood Advisors: Ruth Bazemore, Christopher Berrios, Geraldine Brown, Renee Brown, Kelita Buchanan, Brenda Clark, Michella Crosby, John Kinnard, Anthony Lee, Donna Liggon, Wanda Logan, Ebony Powell, Nicole Riley, Anjelica Sanders, Charles Simmons, Derise Stoval and Crystal Tann Roberts.
The goal of ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office is to help residents of the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. The office works with residents to organize, access, plan and implement activities and utilize information which will contribute to achieving a healthy, vibrant, technologically-savvy and hopeful community.
Residents of the community can contact the Community Services Office for assistance with:
ACHIEVEability has been selected as one of Philadelphia's network of Financial Empowerment Centers. Through the program, professional financial counselors will provide clients with one-on-one counseling and guidance on issues such as managing and paying down debts, opening safe and affordable bank accounts, building healthy credit, and creating budgets that facilitate savings. Financial counseling services are by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment with Counselor John Lyons, please call 855-346-7445.
ACHIEVEability is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program. For more information please click on the logo above.
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