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Claim Your Credits & Get a Boost!

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona assist older adults with claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

‘Tis the Season

Last year, the VITA program brought back $20 million dollars to Arizona residents, and the team is ready to do it again this year.

MLK Day of Service at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

The Spirit of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is unique among the other days that are automatically on our calendars, as it is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. In the words of Coretta Scott King: “It’s a day to get involved in nonviolent action for social and economic progress. It’s a day of service.”

It is in this spirit that the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona celebrated and participated in our first annual MLK Day of Service on January 16th, 2023.

Leon Family

Cecele Leon and her family entered the Healthy Families program almost two years ago in hopes to turn things around for her and her family of four children. Healthy Families provides free, in-home services for new and expecting parents to help navigate the waters of parenthood. Cecele wanted a better future for her family and reached out for guidance and support from the program. Her whole family has been open and receptive at each of their scheduled home visits, applying the child development curriculum and doing their own research to help all the children succeed. Their home visitor said, “every time I visit them, I am constantly praising their impactful efforts in teaching their children empathy and showing limits with love.”

Digital Kick Off

This year our Campaign Kick Off is going digital on Thursday, October 13th! The 2022 Digital Campaign Kick-off is a chance to say thank you for giving back to our community and ring in the new campaign season. It is also a way to help us amplify this year’s message of being STRONGER UNITED. We are hoping to create a Stronger United wave across social media and we need your help to do it!

C2C Receives $70,000 to Support School Partnerships

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona announced today new investments of $70,000 in Cradle to Career (C2C) initiatives which will be used to support programs in early grade literacy and middle school math. Elementary and middle schools in the Tucson Unified, Marana Unified, and Sahuarita Unified School Districts will be the recipients of these investments to benefit educators and students. The Cradle to Career Partnership, anchored at United Way of Tucson, is a results-focused collaborative committed to ensuring that children and youth in Pima County have access to opportunities and resources to succeed not only in school, but in life. A total of $38,000 will be invested in C2C’s Early Grade Literacy initiative for the benefit of Holladay Elementary in TUSD.