NEWS BRIEF: United Way helping people gain financial literacy

Self-sufficiency is the goal

IMG 1069
Photo credit: Courtesy United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way of Greater Atlanta logo

United Way of Greater Atlanta is promoting financial literacy for people around Atlanta who have been devastated by the social, economic, and educational impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, and who need financial self-sufficiency.

At a tax-season event last weekend in Stonecrest attended by U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson (D-4th Congressional District), United Way CEO Milton Little said, “We want to bring attention to financial literacy — that goal of making sure people can get into a good job, get a good salary, and also have all of the skills necessary to manage their money effectively so that they can do something in the area of saving and investment.”

United Way is also touting its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that helps families or individuals with incomes of $58,000 or less to file their tax returns with the Inland Revenue Service.