Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Returns to Broward County

Working families who earned under $54,000 in 2016 could save up to $150 with free tax preparation, as well as qualify for tax credits.
 
The tax credits available lift more Americans out of poverty than any other program, except Social Security. More than 150,000 families in Broward are still not accessing these tax credits. One out of five households do not claim their tax credits leaving $1.1 billion in unclaimed benefits.

HUF's role is to ensure that families across Broward obtain these tax credits and maximize their refund.  VITA is made possible by the Children's Services Council of Broward County (CSC), the IRS, Hispanic Unity, United Way of Broward County, Broward County, and the support of Citi Community Development. 

There are 18 free tax sites in Broward. Find a location nearest you: www.VITATaxesFree.org >>


NCLR Affiliate Peer Exchange 

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and HUF hosted the NCLR Affiliate Peer Exchange on January 26th & 27th in Hollywood, FL. Thirty affiliates from across the country gathered to engage in networking and best practice sharing.

On the evening of January 26th, fifty local leaders, affiliates, and board members joined to honor HUF as the 2016 NCLR Affiliate of the Year . In his toast, HUF Board Chair Willy Gomez, paid homage to HUF's 35 years of service to Broward County.



Thank you for Empowering Lives!

We want to thank you for Making a Difference for our families during 2016.  Your gifts have made it possible for us to continue to empower a   new generation of Americans  determined to succeed!

By December 31st, we raised:
$62,967 for our annual campaign.

Photo: HUF's Unity 4Kids 


2017 HUF Executive Committee and New Board Officers  Inducted 

During the January  Board of Directors' meeting, the following new officers were inducted: (LtoR) J orge Gonzalez (Treasurer), Willy Gomez (Chair),  Chuck Tatelbaum (Chair-Elect), Melida Akiti (Secretary), and Steve Sampier (Past-Chair).



2017 New BOD members
Welcome New Board Members

The Board also welcomed its newest Board Members: (LtoR)  John Guerrero (JM Family Enterprises), Lucia Rodriguez (Comcast) and Al Quintana (Autonation).

Thank you Board members for bringing your passion, intellect, insight, experience and resources to Hispanic Unity. We're honored to welcome you to HUF.

Why do they support HUF?  Click on the photos on this page >>



Program Highlight: Guide2Goals (G2G)

On December 13, 2016, HUF's  Unity4Teens, in collaboration with Hollywood Hills High School students, launched the  Guide2Goals College and Career website -- d eveloped for students, by students to share the knowledge obtained in t he areas of Job Readiness and Financial Management.
 
G2G was made possible by State Farm, State Farm's Youth Advisory Board, and the Hollywood Hills High School staff and administration.  




St. Valentine's Day is fast approaching!

Thank you for 35 wonderful years!
Together, we've transformed 400,000+ lives.
Let's continue to keep the American dream alive-- for everyone.


Artwork produced by HUF's Unity 4Kids
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SAVE THE DATE: October 5, 2017
Get Informed. Get Connected. Get Inspired.
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Get ready for HUF's 2017 Entrepreneur Summit. Now in its 6th year, the event is designed  to give both emerging and established entrepreneurs access to experts and educational resources to help them grow their businesses. A n etworking and learning opportunity you cannot miss!  

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Thank you to HUF's Annual Empowerment Partners:
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Mission-Capacity Builders: $250K to $4M+
Visionary Level: $100K - $249K

Kenny & Sandy Tate Fund




Investor Level: $75K - $99K

Leader Level: $50K - $74K

Influencer Level: $25K - $49K





BOA


Gore Family Memorial 
Foundation Trust







Supporter Level: $15K- $24K
Anonymous
in honor of
Rae Chorowski

Friend Level: $10K- $14K




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