Project VITA

The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program is a community service program of the Internal Revenue Service. The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. (


Join the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Together we’re empowering families.

More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the U.S. each year. Too many babies like Cayden start their life in the NICU, unable to breathe on their own. Watch Cayden’s victorious journey. When a society supports every family, the future is brighter for us all. And when communities work together, even the toughest problems can be solved.

Who is your African American Hero & Why?

For detailed rules, please see contest guidelines

Contest is open to 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students attending Carter G. Woodson Elementary School

First Place Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card

Two Honorable Mentions: $50 Gift Card Each