3-Pronged Self-Care Regime

By Nikia Owens, Ph.D. A special thank you to everyone who read and commented on the lessons in my first year. So much has happened in the last few weeks with prominent women in leadership positions that circle back on self-care issues. As the President and CEO of Campaign for Working Families, self-care is not

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Five lessons from my first year as President and CEO of Campaign for Working Families

I am excited to share some key takeaways from my first year as President and CEO of Campaign for Working Families (CWF). My reflection starts with gratitude for the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families. First, the cornerstone of any successful non-profit is its team. The notion that

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CWF participates in Code for America Conference Workshop

by Jerrywright Ukwu for FunTimes Magazine The Campaign for Working  Family recently participated as part of the Code for America Conference in Washington D.C. The workshop title was: Innovative Expansion of VITA: Advancing Equity through High School Youth Empowerment and Community Engagement. At the event, CWF officials showcased its high school program, which had received rave reviews

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CWF PRESIDENT AND CEO REFLECTS ON HER FIRST TAX SEASON AND FUTURE

by SueAnn Rybak for FunTimes Magazine FunTimes Magazine spoke to Dr. Nikia Owens, the new president and CEO of Campaign for Working Families (CWF), about successfully completing a tax season under her tenure and her plans for the future of the organization.  Campaign for Working Families is a Philadelphia nonprofit that works to provide working

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Campaign for Working Families honors longtime volunteers and seasonal workers at its annual end-of-the-year event

By SueAnn Rybak for FunTimes Magazine Campaign for Working Families (CWF), a Philadelphia nonprofit that works to provide working families with access to finances through asset development, free tax preparation and resource development, honored volunteers and seasonal employees at its annual end-of-the-year celebration held at South Bowl, 19 E. Oregon Ave., earlier this month.  Melissa Jackson-Schmidt,

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Campaign for Working Families provides free tax preparation 

Yvonne Hughes, 80, of Northwest Philadelphia, said, “Campaign for Working Families’ free tax preparation is a blessing.”  Yvonne’s hands are swollen from arthritis. “It’s difficult to sign a check,” she said.  Recently, the doctor gave her a shot of steroids in her hands. Despite the severe pain, Yvonne said she must clean and scrub everything

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Campaign for Working Families’ director challenges herself to step outside her comfort zone every day

Diana Allinger, 34, is the volunteer engagement and partnerships director at Campaign for Working Families. She is a social justice advocate, talented writer and music enthusiast.  As the director of volunteer engagement and partnerships, she plays a vital role in the strategic direction and leadership of the nonprofit. She is responsible for volunteer recruitment; she works

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Melissa Jackson-Schmidt: The Journey to Chief Program Officer at Campaign for Working Families

Mrs. Jackson-Schmidt is Chief Program Officer at Campaign for Working Families. In this role, she supervises and manages Tax Operations, Benefit Access/Workforce Development, Volunteer Engagement and Partnerships Directors and Mangers. Melissa assists with grant management, onboarding and making sure CWF is compliant with all city, state, federal funding entities. She also ensures all activities are

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CWF in the Press

January 20, 2023 Volunteer Appreciation & Tax Season Kickoff Coverage: Campaign for Working Families was featured on NBC10. Campaign for Working Families was featured on KYW Newsradio 1060 AM ABC6 Philadelphia also covered the event. FunTimes Magazine online ads and a feature interview with Dr. Owens, January 22, 2023. FunTimes Magazine online “Entertainment and Culture”

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