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April 2020

FPP March (in April) 2020 Virtual Session – “How Your Local Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Serves Taxpayers Throughout the Year”

April 10 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Virtual Session
Free

Are you a VITA program leader?  VITA Site Coordinator?  VITA Volunteer?  VITA Supporter?  VITA fan?

Or, are you a Financial Capability practitioner who serves the needs of taxpayers who are also low- to moderate-income individuals and households?

Then this session focused on LITC is for you!

Attorney Lakesha Thomas will discuss common tax issues arising in the Low Income Tax Clinics, commonly known as "LITC," that affect individual and self-employed persons, including:

- reasons tax returns are audited

- how to prove entitlement to deductions and credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit

- the importance of claiming your refund timely

- resolving tax balances using the Fresh Start Initiative program.

Register today to engage in this lively, interactive session where you may ask Attorney Lakesha Thomas questions to help you better serve your taxpayers in your community!  

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Bank On Florida Special Virtual Update: Safe Financial Products for LMI Households/Communities in the Time of COVID-19

April 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Virtual Session
Free

Do you, as a Financial Capability practitioner, directly serve low- to moderate-income (LMI) individuals, households and communities?  Are you concerned and thinking ahead to helping others get aligned with safe account, credit and loan products that will help those you serve avoid being targeted with predatory practices during this crisis, and after? 

Tune into this targeted session, assembled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that taps into a number of Guest Experts to address these questions below, and more:

What customer assistance do insured financial institutions offer to retail customers in response to COVID-19?

What line of credit or personal loan products can help underserved communities weather this pandemic?

What do you need to know so you are best prepared to help those you serve apply for and use these available products?  

Linlin Liang, Bank On Fellow with United Way of Suncoast, and Bill Mills and Barry Altland of Florida Prosperity Partnership have collaborated to welcome a number of financial institution representatives to share insights that help all Financial Capability practitioners serve who they serve at their best through and beyond the COVID-19 time frame.  

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FPP Special Edition Virtual Session – COVID-19, the CARES Act, and Those You Serve: What the Un- and Under-Banked Need to Know Right Now

April 15 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Virtual Session
Free

It is likely that many of those you serve will be receiving funds from the CARES Act or unemployment claims in the coming weeks and months.  As many of us know, this crucial time, as is true all the time, is critical for LMI households to receive trusted guidance on the best way to manage and optimize what is received through this time of transition.  

As a Financial Capability practitioner, what do you need to know to be in the best position to advise those you serve with sound counsel?  

With more than 6% of Floridians with no bank account and 18.3% underserved with an account, it is imperative to bring them safely into the financial mainstream.  FPP's Guest Expert, David Rothstein of the CFE Fund, will discuss Bank On and other financial security measures that can help during these tough economic times.  He will also discuss the economic stimulus rebate and unemployment compensation pieces of the federal COVID-19 response as they relate to banking.

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FPP April 2020 Monthly Virtual Session – “A Peer Over the (Northern) Fence . . . Financial Capability in Canada”

April 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Virtual Session
Free

If you had the opportunity to engage with a peer Financial Capability practitioner serving communities in Canada, our friends to the north, what questions would you ask of them regarding their work and their impact?

Exciting news!  You have the chance!  Wednesday, April 29, FPP offers you the opportunity to connect directly with Marlene Chiarotto and Glenna Harris, both of Prosper Canada, an organization serving Financial Capability practitioners just like you! 

 Marlene and Glenna will be sharing a bit of a "compare and contrast" of their work, and where our similarities and differences lie in how we serve others in our households and communities as they make their way along the Financial Capability Continuum.  

In advance of the session, as well as during the session, questions will be posed by all participants who desire to engage with our Peers Over the (Northern) Fence!  

Register today!  

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May 2020

FPP May 2020 Monthly Virtual Session – “Future Bound: Enhancing Educational Attainment with Children’s Savings Accounts”

May 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Virtual Session
Free

Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) are part of a national movement to give families a boost in funding post-secondary education, but more importantly, they help build the aspirations and expectations of children and parents around higher education.

Virtual Session participants will gain insight into tips and strategies in designing a CSA program based on the launch of Future Bound Miami, Florida’s first CSA program.  Future Bound Miami provides kindergarten students in the City of Miami a fee-free, deposit-only savings account with an initial seed deposit of up to $50 for post-secondary education.  Students have opportunities to earn additional incentives throughout their academic career while receiving personal financial education.

Join Guest Expert Chris Moreno to learn more about the CSA movement!

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FPP 12th Annual Financial Capability Training Conference – FPP 20/20: Focus on the Future

May 27 @ 8:00 AM - May 29 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Omni Orlando at Championsgate, 1500 Masters Blvd
Championsgate, FL 33896 United States
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Free – $999.00

This one-of-a-kind annual professional development event, will be held between May 26 - May 29, 2020, and will convene nearly three hundred (300) Financial Capability practitioners from across the state and the country to Learn, Influence, Connect and Partner! 

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FPP 20/20 Energizer Session I – Faith-Based (Title TBD)

May 27 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Omni Orlando at Championsgate, 1500 Masters Blvd
Championsgate, FL 33896 United States
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Free

Energizer Session – Faith-Based (title TBD) 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Eastern Omni Orlando at Championsgate Heritage Park B/C Description TBD Facilitator(s) TBD

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FPP 20/20 Energizer Session II – VITA Exchange: Successes, Challenges and Solutions in the Florida Taxpayer Opportunity Network (FL TON)

May 27 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Omni Orlando at Championsgate, 1500 Masters Blvd
Championsgate, FL 33896 United States
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Free

VITA program leaders, site coordinators, VITA volunteers, fans and supporters of free tax preparation across the countryare invited to this open, World Café-style session. The two rounds of table group discussions will explore Certification/Volunteer Preparation, Marketing/Social Media, Technology, Taxathon, Drop-Off/Virtual/VITA Valet, Super-Sites and more! Join your peers to discuss your challenges, and learn with and from others’ model practices!

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CPFinCap+ Fall 2020: Certified Practitioner in Financial Capability and FPP 20/20 Conference, a Professional Development Combination

May 27 @ 10:00 AM - May 29 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Omni Orlando at Championsgate, 1500 Masters Blvd
Championsgate, FL 33896 United States
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$549.00 – $1999.00

A combination offer that is the optimal option for Financial Capability practitioners and Community Developers who are deeply invested in their professional development!

How prepared are you to serve your community at your best?  

Pursuing the Certified Practitioner in Financial Capability (CPFinCap) professional certification may be the right addition to your professional development investment!

For complete details of the CPFinCap, visit https://CPFinCap.org.

And, combining your CPFinCap Candidacy with a full registration to the Florida Prosperity Partnership Twelfth Annual Financial Capability Training Conference is another smart investment in your continued professional growth!

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