This month, CAHS had a number of engagements around the state of Connecticut. As a nonprofit focused on supporting working families, it's important to connect with members of the community and partner with other organizations that have the same goals as us; a Connecticut where children and families have ample opportunity to achieve economic success.
On June 7th, our Program Director Gloria Caesar attended the "Tax Time Savings Initiative Partner Convening". The purpose of the convening was to provide the opportunity for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Tax Time Savings Initiative Cohort partners to meet in person and share ideas on ways that Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and other tax programs can increase economic stability through the improved use of savings products and services.
At the convening, participants shared ideas, questions, and resources with other organizations from throughout the U.S. while developing some concrete plans for next year. While each organization attending was unique, participants shared a collective commitment to financial empowerment and quality tax assistance to improve the lives of the people they serve.
The goal was for us to leave with practical plans and ready-to-implement ideas that can take programs to the next level in encouraging taxpayers to save while filing their return.
Earlier this month, CAHS CEO Jim Horan addressed the Fairfield County Community Foundation at an event honoring donors. Jim spoke about race inequity across the state of Connecticut and focused on Fairfield County in particular. Both CAHS and the FCCF are committed to ending child poverty in the state through a two generational approach. Learn more about the FCCF here!