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WHAT DOES IT MEAN?: SISTAHOOD

By Nikia Owens, Ph.D. As Black History Month draws to a close, let us not forget that the essence of Sistahood reminds us Black history is not confined to February alone; it is a vibrant, living history that enriches every day.  “Sistahood” embodies a profound bond that transcends mere friendship; it is a lifeline for […]

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Launching the 2024 Tax Season: CWF’s Strategic Media Engagement

By Nikia Owens, Ph.D. In January 2024, Campaign for Working Families (CWF) celebrated the start of the tax season and the opening of our new office in Philadelphia’s Fairmount area, capturing the attention of key media outlets like FunTimes Magazine, WHYY public radio, and 6abc TV, reaching nearly 3 million viewers and listeners. Our media

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CWF 2024 MEDIA REPORT & PLACEMENT

The 2024 tax season was launched locally with CWF’s official building grand opening/ kickoff event  in Philadelphia’s Fairmount section with local political, business and community dignitaries on Thursday, January 18, 2024. Internally, FunTimes Magazine’s Sue Ann Rybak and Laura Elam covered the event to produce a story. Externally, WHYY public radio’s Kristen Mosebrucker-Garza covered the event, posting a

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Campaign For Working Families Celebrates ‘Earned Income Tax Credit Day’ With The Grand Opening Of A Newly Acquired Building

by Sue Ann Rybak Photos by Laura Elam Campaign for Working Families (CWF), a nonprofit that helps working families with tax and financial assistance, celebrated the grand opening of their newly acquired building at its annual Earned Income Tax Credit Day (EITC) event on January 18th. The ribbon-cutting occasion also marked the official start of tax season this

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Heartfelt Gratitude for Your Participation in the Grand Opening and 2024 Tax Season Kick-off

By Nikia Owens, Ph.D. On behalf of the entire team at Campaign for Working Families (CWF), I extend my deepest gratitude to each one of you for attending CWF’s Grand Opening and 2024 Tax Season Kick-off on Thursday, January 18th. Your presence and support played a pivotal role in the event’s resounding success.  It was an

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DO NOT GIVE AWAY YOUR MONEY

By Nikia Owens, Ph.D. Refund Anticipation Checks (RACs) and Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) are financial products often offered by some tax preparation companies that provide customers with an advance on their expected tax refund. RACs typically involve a fee for setting up a temporary bank account where the IRS can directly deposit the refund, which

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Can I File Taxes With No Income?

By Nikia Owens, Ph.D. Yes, you can file taxes with no income! A common misconception prevails in the complex world of personal finance and taxation: filing a tax return is unnecessary if one’s income falls below the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) threshold or if there is no income in a given year. While rooted in

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