United Way & NCTC: Partnering for Working Families
Recently United Way Worldwide was honored to have the National Community Tax Coalition participate in a convening of 40 national policy experts who gathered to discuss critical policy priorities that advance the common good.
United Way focuses on the building blocks of a quality life: quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. We know that to truly improve community conditions requires partnership and coordinated action at the local, state and national level; it requires a focus on the policies necessary to create system-wide change.
That’s why our partnership with the National Community Tax Coalition is so valuable, and why it was important to have NCTC Policy Director Sean Noble at our mid-July Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. In a conversation about policy priorities for the 113th Congress, Sean’s expertise in tax policy and financial services for low- and middle-income families brought important perspective to the conversation.
Through the years, United Way’s work with NCTC to strengthen community VITA policies and the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families is partnership in action.
The reality is that our coordinated approach is only as valuable as your efforts on the ground. Thank you for all that you do to strengthen communities, and thank you to the National Community Tax Coalition for the important role it plays in expanding economic opportunity and community success.
By Megan Tracz
Manager, Public Policy, United Way Worldwide