income: Fostering Strong Communities Through Financial Stability
To better prepare individuals and families to be self-sustaining and able to weather financial challenges, United Way is focused on the following strategies to ensure people achieve economic stability: job training and placement, tax assistance, and financial literacy education.
To this effect, United Way will:
- Support increased access to work training and support programs
- Help streamline processes for accessing critical public benefits
- Strengthen financial literacy programs to help individuals avoid financial hardship and develop lifelong security
Tweet Your State Legislator - Increase the Illinois EITC
Increasing the EITC is one of the best investments we can make in our state
Expanding the EITC is one of the best investments we can make for our state. The numbers speak for themselves. Share this graphic on social media and ask your legislator to support an EITC increase.
Americans who work full time should be able to make ends meet and support their families. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a common sense tax break that helps workers who struggle to get by pay for the basics — like transportation to get to work and childcare. The federal EITC lifts more families and children out of poverty than any other federal policy. That is why 26 states, including Illinois, have established state EITCs to supplement the federal credit. The EITC in Illinois should be increased to give hardworking people a shot at a brighter future. Join us.Stand Up for Illinois Workers — Tweet Officials Now!