Here’s a Special Tax Time Incentive to save you $$ and help build your child’s savings account. Get your taxes done for free with the Boston Tax Help Coalition and get a free credit building session to help you build
Meet our new AmeriCorps VISTA staff
For the past three years, OWD has been funded to hire AmeriCorps VISTA staff to work with and support the mission of the Boston Saves, City Academy, and Tuition Free Community College. AmeriCorps VISTA programs. AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans 18 years or older
Important Public Service Student Loan Information!
On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) announced a change to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules for a limited time as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency (we will share more about other
Join the new Bridge to Green Jobs!
With our partner LISC Boston, OFE will launch a new workforce training program on May 16 through May 27, 2022 from 9 am to 2 pm daily. This program will train Boston and area residents in weatherization jobs that can
Meet Financial Coach, Eddie Downs!
Meet Eddie Born and raised in South Boston, Eddie has been with the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) for seven years working as a Financial and Employment coach. With 15 years of workforce development and financial coaching under his
News for Boston Families about the Child Tax Credit!
The expanded child tax credit as part of President Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, which will begin to pay families with children 17 and younger in July. Families with children under the age of 6 will get a tax credit of
Economic Justice and Wealth Building
Mayor Kim Janey and the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment invite you to join us at 2 pm on May 19, 2021 for a comprehensive look at work being done to ensure Boston’s equitable recovery in the wake of the
OFE’s new Bridge to Digital Literacy
The Office of Financial Empowerment is excited to launch a Bridge to Digital Literacy program this week. Previously, we offered a Bridge to Culinary program which prepared Boston residents for jobs in hospitality – individuals spent a month with us
Boston launches Covid-relief Financial Navigator program!
On December 1, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a new program run by the Office of Financial Empowerment — the Financial Navigators program. Funded by a grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, the program is designed to help
Welcome to the new Senior Program Manager, Boston Saves!
Sasha Abby VanDerzee comes to her new role as Boston Saves’ senior program manager with more than 15 years of experience in program design and management. Just as important, she is already a committed supporter of Boston Saves! For the past year, Abby VanDerzee has served as