BronxWorks participates in Bronx Borough Hall Career Fair

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New York Liberty Host Basketball Clinic for Middle School Girls at BronxWorks for National Girls and Women In Sports Day

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2024 BronxWorks Leadership Council Pickleball Tournament

BronxWorks Prom Clothing Drive For Bronx Teens

BronxWorks Children & Youth Programs provide after-school and summer learning for Bronx middle school and high school students. Following our success last year, we are once again hosting a Prom & Graduation Clothing Drive to support students who may not have access to suits or dresses and accessories for these momentous events.

Please donate new or lightly used dresses, suits, ties, and accessories!

  • All clothing items must be cleaned and in dry cleaning bags or we will not be able to accept them.
  • We especially need smaller sizes for middle school graduations.
  • We are not accepting shoe donations.
  • We also are accepting donations of new & unused cosmetics and personal care items.

We are accepting donations through April 12! Donation Drop-Off is available weekdays Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, at two locations:

Additionally, purchase items off of our wishlist here, or make a monetary donation to this cause.

If you have any questions about the drive, please contact us at info@bronxworks.org.

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NYC Kicks Off Tax Season 2024 With Free Tax Preparation Services

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The BronxWorks January 2024 Newsletter

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NYC kicks off annual street homeless count, the HOPE Count

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Tax Time is Here! BronxWorks is here to help.

BronxWorks Financial Services Staff working with a participant
BronxWorks Financial Services Staff working with a participant

BronxWorks is here to provide assistance to the community filling out 2024 taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Signing up for an appointment is easy.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a free income tax service for New York City residents who have an income of $85,000 or less with dependents, regardless of immigration or naturalization status. This service is designed for low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers.

BronxWorks VITA tax preparers are IRS-certified and trained.  BronxWorks has operated a VITA site since 2007 and assists an average of 5,000 clients prepare their tax returns each year. This program operates from January to April each year.

No income is needed to qualify for the VITA program. However, individuals/families will need the following:

  • An annual income of $59,000 and below if filing single
  • An income less than $85,000 if filing with a spouse and/or claiming someone other than themselves

Clients are also able to apply for the Advanced Child Tax Credit with our VITA tax preparers.

Tax Preparation Document Checklist

  • Photo ID for you and your Spouse.
  • Social Security cards for EVERYONE!!!
  • Childcare agency’s ID, or the name and Social Security number of the childcare provider.
  • Sample check or a bank statement for direct deposit.
  • W-2s for all jobs you’ve held in the prior year and all 1099 forms (if paid in cash or checks).
  • 1095-A – Health insurance through marketplace.
  • Form 1098-T if you paid tuition for post-high school education.
  • 1099-G for unemployment benefits.

Through the Robin Hood VITA Pilot program, we offer optional assistance to individuals with dependents during tax season who completed their taxes at any of the BronxWorks Workforce Development VITA sites to achieve self-sufficiency through employment services, financial counseling, training opportunities, and access to benefits.

Book an appointment here:

https://bronxworkstaxes.as.me/TaxTime

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NYC Department of Consumer & Worker Protection Press Release

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BronxWorks Elevates Eileen Torres to Chief Executive Officer, Following Successful 50th Year of Grown in Serving Bronx Communities

Bronx, NY— BronxWorks, a large social service organization dedicated to uplifting Bronx communities that serves more than 60,000 Bronx residents annually, announced today that its long-time Executive Director, Eileen Torres, was named Chief Executive Officer. The new title reflects the organization’s tremendous growth under Torres’ strong leadership as well as the management structure to support, grow and maintain such an upward and successful trajectory. Torres was appointed Executive Director in 2014.

Torres serves as the ultimate advocate for the 60,000+ residents of the Bronx that benefit from the array of services BronxWorks provides across more than 50 locations around the borough with approximately 1,000 employees serving the community.

Torres has been with BronxWorks since 1995, starting in administrative roles, then as Admin Counsel and General Counsel, and interim Executive Director/COO in 2013. Her education and background as an attorney have been invaluable in guiding BronxWorks to the highest standards of nonprofit governance and as an implementing partner for many New York City government programs.

Eileen has built upon the history of the organization and expanded the scope, reach and impact of services to the Bronx community. Under her direction, BronxWorks has added multiple new sites and formed many new public and private partnerships. In the past year alone, BronxWorks has received significant outside recognition for its services, including a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund to help Bronx families experiencing homelessness as a result of domestic violence find safe shelter, housing, stability, and workforce opportunities. In October, BronxWorks—with project partners Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Health System—also received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study ways to address the underlying social determinants within Bronx communities that impact health outcomes.

“For more than 50 years, BronxWorks has delivered critical services to the communities of the Bronx, including its most vulnerable populations,” said Roger Begelman, Chair of the BronxWorks Board of Directors.  “This announcement is a recognition of the growth and importance of the entire organization, and of course, Eileen’s leadership over the past ten years. It is also a statement of how invested BronxWorks is in continuing our vital work to better the lives of those we serve.”

Torres will continue to work closely with the BronxWorks Executive Team and the Board of Directors to steer the organization toward its vision of lifting lives and building futures in the Bronx.

Eileen is a Bronx native and a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School; Torres earned a B.S. from Pace University and a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. She is on the board of United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) and serves as the chair of the UNH Executive Directors Council; she is also on the board of the Human Services Council (HSC), the Council Of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), and Lyft’s New York Racial Justice Alliance.

For more information on BronxWorks, visit www.bronxworks.org.

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About BronxWorks

With more than 50 locations throughout the borough, BronxWorks has worked from the ground up in Bronx communities for over 50 years to help residents build healthy, stable futures for themselves and their neighborhoods. BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. For more information about BronxWorks, visit www.bronxworks.org.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Josh Knoller (BronxWorks), (201) 294-9586, Josh@nicholaslence.com

Pia Fischetti (BronxWorks), (516) 287-5815, Pia@nicholaslence.com

 

Click here for a PDF of this press release.

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Physique Swimming Open House at BronxWorks CMCC Pool – January 13, 2024

Join BronxWorks and Physique Swimming Saturday, January 13 at 9am for an open house with our swim programs! Stop by the BronxWorks Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center at 1130 Grand Concourse in the Bronx to learn more about these programs for the community. For more info, contact Physique Swimming at 212.725.0939 or info@physiqueswimming.com. 

Learn more about BronxWorks pool programs here.

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