Millions of families across America will receive tax credits or payments beginning July 15 to help cover the costs of raising children. Instead of waiting until the end of the year, parents will be able to collect up to $300/month per child, and they get to choose how they spend it. This could mean $900 a month for low-income moms with three children.
BUT… some families will only receive these funds if they file a tax return for last year – whether or not they owe taxes.
Here’s what you need to know:
YWCA Central Alabama will recognize the Building Communities, Bettering Lives (BCBL) AmeriCorps end of year and program by hosting a Virtual End of the Program celebration at 11:00 a.m. and an in-person End of the Year celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held on July 15, 2021. The virtual celebration welcomes AmeriCorps members, supervisors, alums, and past stakeholders to honor the 12-year legacy of the program.
Evicted: Poverty &Profit in the American City (2017)
by Matthew Desmond
Housing and economic disparities plague communities across the nation. Matthew Desmond chronicles the lived experiences of eight Milwaukee families forced out of their homes. Evicted takes a hard look at the ills of capitalism, exploitation, and poverty.
Strangulation Training for Professionals
Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. This powerful form of abuse is sometimes compelling reinforcement to the victim that their abuser decides their fate.
On March 17, the House of Representatives passed the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 (“the VOCA Fix Act”) with overwhelming bipartisan support. This critical legislation will prevent devastating cuts to federal funding for victim service programs through the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”). However, we have yet to see movement on the Senate companion bill, S.611.
YWCA Family Resource Center Hosts Paid Summer Internship for Teens
Birmingham, AL- YWCA Central Alabama is pleased to announce the start of the 2021 CREW (Creating Responsible Educated Working teens) workforce development program. The paid internship opportunity hosted through YWCA’s Family Resource Center (FRC) will be a professional and personal development platform for 25 Birmingham area students from June 7-July 2, 2021.