Mission Statement

Campaign For Working Families Inc., mission is to champion the financial well-being and economic mobility of individuals and families by leading programming and advocating for policies, initiatives, and support systems that ensure equitable opportunities and financial stability. CWF is driven by the belief that every individual and family deserve respect, dignity, and the tools/information to succeed, and CWF is committed to enacting positive change at both the policy and grassroots levels by fostering a culture of empathy, data-driven decision making, and collective action. The 2023 Tax Season data represents how CWF’s mission is hard at work in building financial stability and economic mobility for its communities. Campaign For Working Families extends its sincere gratitude to all the Funders, partners, stakeholders and volunteers that made it possible for CWF to serve over 21,000 unique individuals, answer over 23,000 calls from its community residents, and file over 42,000 federal and state.

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Public Benefit Services

What Guides Us

Equity and Inclusion

We believe in a society where all individuals and families, regardless of their background, race, gender, or socioeconomic status, have equal opportunities and access to resources.

Collaboration and Partnerships

We value collaboration with other organizations, governments, businesses, and individuals who share our commitment to the well-being of working families.

Family-Centered Approach

We prioritize policies and initiatives to support the well-being, stability, and growth of families, recognizing that strong families are the foundation of a thriving society.

Data-Driven Decision-Making

We rely on evidence and data to inform our policies and initiatives, ensuring that our efforts are effective and impactful.

Respect and Dignity

We treat all individuals with respect and dignity, recognizing the inherent worth of every member of a working family, and striving for a society that upholds these values.

Campaign For Working Families Inc., mission is to champion the financial well-being and economic mobility of individuals and families by leading programming and advocating for policies, initiatives, and support systems that ensure equitable opportunities and financial stability. CWF is driven by the belief that every individual and family deserve respect, dignity, and the tools/information to succeed, and CWF is committed to enacting positive change at both the policy and grassroots levels by fostering a culture of empathy, data-driven decision-making, and collective action. The following core values serve as a guiding framework for the Campaign for Working Families, helping to define its mission, goals, and actions in support of individuals and families throughout its communities:

For twenty years, Campaign for Working Families, Inc. has worked to increase the economic viability of low-to-moderate income households in building a plan for stability and secure futures to participate in civic fully and community life. CWF facilitates increased financial stability and asset accumulation for individuals and families by connecting them to valuable tax credits, quality financial services, saving options, wealth-building resources, and public benefits. CWF has implemented and managed Pennsylvania’s largest free VITA program for over 10 years.

How We Serve

CWF directly engages with hard-to-reach populations by working through its service referral and outreach organization network that is dedicated to serving people without homes, immigrants, veterans, returning citizens, and persons of different language populations. Campaign for Working Families implements initiatives to support people gain control of their financial security through education, meaningful employment, financial services, and access to resources/public benefits. CWF’s strategic approach, investments, and partnerships connect low-income Philadelphians to benefits while investing in systems directly connecting people to essential services. CWF’s highquality, impactful resource services include:

Tax Preparation
Campaign for Working Families offers its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program throughout the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey regions. The VITA initiative has established a network of community-based tax sites, that provide free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. CWF promotes community engagement, trains and IRS certifies tax volunteers each year that work alongside highly specialized and trained staff to help tax filers in more than 10 different languages and have translated returns into more than 40 languages. CWF's VITAprogram serves more than 17,000 unique individuals each year with its refund total exceeding $30 million. The VITAprogram plays a critical role in helping mitigate financial hardships for individuals and families in boosting income levels by connecting tax filers to vital tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). The EITC is the most effective antipoverty program in the country.
Workforce Training and Employment
The Campaign for Working Families has provided thousands of IRS Certifications to students, professionals, and community members. The IRS certification is an industry recognized credential by the United States Department of Education and has served in being instrumental in supporting students to secure valuable internships and employment, professionals (i.e., lawyers, accountants, etc.) acquire Continuing Education (CEU) Credits to keep their license(s) and credential(s) current, and community members gain critical knowledge to support their own financial goals and give back to their communities. The IRS certification training is designed to provide an increased understanding and knowledge base on tax law, and CWF offers valuable experiences and opportunities to apply their learning in a structured setting. CWF desires that the IRS certification and experience serve as an on-ramp, particularly for students in securing meaningful and gainful internships and employment, while providing volunteers the opportunity to make a significant impact within and outside of their communities by placing millions of dollars back into the pockets of hardworking individuals and families.
Financial Services, Resources, and Public Benefits
Part of Campaign for Working Families strategic approach, investments and partnerships are designed to advance and streamline access to financial services, critical resources, and public benefits for no to low-income Philadelphians. CWF has worked to minimize barriers for individuals and families accessing critical resources and public benefits by employing staff to target and support no or low-income people in hard-to-reach communities. CWF has incorporated this service to increase and improve accessibility of critical resources, financial services, and public benefits in targeted areas.
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