Community Events & Announcements

United Way volunteers help thousands of people prepare their taxes.

The Free Tax Preparation Campaign is designed for people who make less than $66,000 per year. (Please note that their service cannot prepare complex forms, such as out-of-state returns. Click the FAQ section below for details.)  Learn more>

For many clients, tax credits and refunds are critical to keeping food on the table and a roof overhead.   Tax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers.

The tax sites will help you get all the credits you qualify for and file your return electronically, so you’ll get your refund fast. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay.

2 Easy Ways to File Taxes

  1. Visit one of United Way’s 32 locations to get help filing taxes today.
  2. File online at MyFreeTaxes.com at home on your own — free for anyone making less than $66,000.

Seattle Goodwill Job Training & Education Center

Free Job Training and Education Programs. Take advantage of multiple free programs and classes offered at Goodwill, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Computers, GED Preparation, and Retail and Customer Service. Learn more>

Registration – December 17 – 21, 2018  / Class Session – January 7 – February 28, 2019

  • Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training
  • Cashiering and Customer Service
  • High School 21+ for adults seeking a high school diploma

For more information call 206.860.5791

Seattle Goodwill Job Training and Education Centers are located in Bellevue, Bellingham, Bremerton, Burien, Everett South, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Seattle, Shoreline and Silverdale. For more information call 206-860-5791

YWCA Hope & Power for Your Personal Finances

The YWCA is offering their Hope and Power for your Personal Finances classes this fall, in collaboration with Dawn, in South King County! These are FREE, non-traditional financial education classes for women who have experienced an abusive or controlling relationship. If someone is interested, she can contact Elba at 206-336-6978 or email emoreira@ywcaworks.org to register.

The YWCA offers childcare on site, refreshments, and some transportation assistance (gas cards or bus tickets). They also offer incentives to everyone who successfully completes the classes—up to $75! Plus we work with the BankOn Seattle/King County program and graduates may be eligible to receive an additional $100 from SOME participating banks if they chose to open an account.

The class is every Friday from 11am-2pm, from January 18 to March 29.   Download the flyer here>