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Spirit of NC Award

Asheville Savings Bank has won the "Spirit of NC" award for their creative and ongoing committment to the work of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Asheville Savings Bank embodies the message of LIVE UNITED, not only by giving, but also through advocating and volunteering in the community.  View the press release.

Tax and EITC Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are the backbone of a national movement to provide free tax filing and access to Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income working Americans. Through EITC, families making below $40,000 annually can receive up to $5,028 when they file their tax returns. EITC may increase a family's income as much 40% and bring millions of federal dollars to under sourced communities.

Waiting for "Superman" Raises Awareness Around Education

Among 30 developed countries, the United Sates ranks a dismal 25th in Math and 21st in Science. In fact America ranks 20th in graduation rates. The problem does not end there. When a child doesn’t finish high school, they earn significantly less and are eight times more likely to end up in prison.

Waiting for “Superman” a new documentary from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim seeks to raise the national dialogue around the nation’s failing public education system and create tangible action to help the system reverse these startling statistics.