From: angie@communityactionduluth.org
To: michael@communityactionduluth.org
Subject: FREE Tax Prep, Big View, and More!
Dear Friend,
Happy 2013 from all of us at Community Action Duluth! We’re excited for this year’s opportunities, partnerships, and commitments and we hope you are too. Join us this month for free tax preparation, Big View, classes, workshops and more.
Thank you very much for your support,
Angie Miller
Executive Director
FREE Tax Site Kicks off 9th Year of Operations Xavier Bell Awarded Nonprofit Ally Award Big View: New Location, New Platform

Piloted in 2005 by our own Angie Miller, our free tax site has grown astoundingly since. From a few hundred returns prepared in 2005 to an all-out comprehensive tax preparation service running five days a week at three locations, preparing over 2,000 returns and bringing back over $2.76 million into our community each year, our seasoned tax experts are ready to help you!

Families and individuals earning up to $49,000 annually are eligible for free preparation and fast refunds with direct deposit options! Our family site also provides SNAP food assistance outreach, free access to pre-paid debit cards and opportunities to meet 1:1 with a financial coach.

Now taking appointments - check out our schedule/locations and call us to today 218-726-1665!

Congratulations Xavier! Xavier “X” was just awarded one of three NE MN “Ally in Action” awards from the MN Council of Non-Profits during their NE MN annual chapter meeting on January 17th.

Xavier, who serves as our Director of Community Engagement, was commended by the chapter "for integrity, compassion, and leadership in respectful service of others and engaging citizens and nonprofits in the work of democracy"

If you want to see what this looks like in action, come to this month's Big View Forum.

Our Big View Community Forums have launched into the new year with a new agenda - education. This year, our advocates and leaders with low incomes will be inviting the community to have energetic and innovative conversations regarding partnerships, processes and disparities within our school systems here in the Northland. We’ll also have exciting presentations from our Getting Ahead participants revealing their ideas for improvement!

The team is also announcing a new location for monthly forums. Previously forums were held at Peace Church and now are moving to the Church of Restoration 2623 West 2nd Street. Join us this month to check out the new location and start delving into the issue of education!

Big View with Guest Speaker Ron Lake, Climate Coordinator for ISD 709: Thursday January 31, 2013 5:30pm-8pm. Dinner and childcare provided.

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Upcoming Events

Mon | Jan 28

Tax Site Opens: Laura MacArthur School - Monday Nights (by appointment only) starting at 4:15pm

Tues | Jan 29

Tax Site Opens: Community Action Duluth - Tuesday Nights (by walk-in only) starting at 4:30pm
A New Getting Ahead Class Starts Old Central High School, running Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan 29-April 4, 4:00pm-6:30pm

Wed | Jan 30

Money Talks, Listen Up! - Chamber Session (Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach Training) 8:30am-11:30am: Breakfast 8:30am, catered by Duluth Grill. Workshop 9:00am-11:30am. Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, 5 West 1st Street, Suite 101. Click here to download flyer.
Tax Site Opens:
Laura MacArthur School - Wednesday Nights (by appointment only) starting at 4:15pm
A New Getting Ahead Class Starts Community Action Duluth, running Wednesdays & Fridays, Jan 30-April 5, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Thurs | Jan 31

Tax Site Opens: Ordean Building - Thursday Days (by appointment ) starting at 10:00am
Big View: Community Engagement Monthly Forums New Location 5:30pm-8:00pm at the former Lincoln Park Boys and Girls Club: Church of Restoration, 2623 W 2nd Street

Sat | Feb 2

Tax Site Opens: Community Action Duluth, Saturday Mornings (by walk-in only) starting at 8:45am

Mon | Feb 4

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Tues Feb 5

Common Cents: The Money & Homebuyer Class - New Class Starts Today running Tuesdays & Thursdays, Feb 5-Feb 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Must Register)
Free Tax Site (Walk-Ins Only) Community Action Duluth, 4:30pm

Wed | Feb 6

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm
CAD Agency Board Meeting 5:00pm

Thur | Feb 7

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Ordean Building, 11:30am-4:00pm

Sat | Feb 9

Free Tax Site (Walk-Ins Only) Community Action Duluth, 8:45am

Mon | Feb 11

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Tues | Feb 12

February’s Agency Orientation 1:00pm
Free Tax Site (Walk-Ins Only)
Community Action Duluth, 4:30pm

Wed | Feb 13

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm
February’s Agency Orientation 5:30pm

Thur | Feb 14

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Ordean Building, 11:30am-4:00pm

Sat | Feb 16

Free Tax Site (Walk-Ins Only) Community Action Duluth, 8:45am

Mon | Feb 18

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Tues | Feb 19

Free Tax Site (Walk-Ins Only) Community Action Duluth, 4:30pm

Wed | Feb 20

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm
February’s Workshop Wednesday: Employment (MUST RSVP!) 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thur | Feb 21

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Ordean Building, 11:30am-4:00pm

Sat | Feb 23

Free Tax Site (Walk-Ins Only) Community Action Duluth, 8:45am

Mon | Feb 25

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Tues | Feb 26

February’s Agency Orientation 1:00pm
Free Tax Site (Walk-Ins Only)
Community Action Duluth, 4:30pm

Wed | Feb 27

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 4:30pm-7:30pm
February’s Agency Orientation 5:30pm

Thurs | Feb 28

Free Tax Site (by appointment) Ordean Building, 11:30am-4:00pm
Big View: Community Engagement Monthly Forums Church of Restoration (former Boys and Girls Club in Lincoln Park) 5:30-8:00pm