Helping low-income parents and other adults find good jobs and steady incomes.
Supporting working parents and other adults to manage their money effectively and meet immediate needs.
Between 2001 and 2008, 1.37 million free tax returns were prepared at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites across the country in an effort to help families leverage the earned income tax credit without paying large fees.
Recognizing that a job is not enough, Casey’s Center for Working Families approach connects low-income individuals to public benefits, tax credits and job training, while also providing financial coaching and education to help families budget for household needs and plan for the future.
Encouraging parents and other adults to pay off debt and remain financially stable for the long term.
During the Great Recession, families in low-income neighborhoods were disproportionately affected by the crisis due to targeted subprime lending, less access to traditional credit sources and higher unemployment rates.
With some 70 million Americans having poor credit scores or no credit history, the Foundation has developed tips to help families avoid money traps that can drag down credit scores.