February 22, 2012 In this issue: Thrive in Five Partners with Hudson Institute, 105 Begin SET/BPI, 2012 Women’s Festival, Featured Artist: Karen Czuleger, Stay Current with WEV
Dear Friend of WEV,
Sure, the weather is beautiful here on the Central Coast! But with organizations like the Hudson Institute (see below for WEV’s new coaching partnership) and the Women’s Festival (read on for how to attend this incredible event next month) in our backyard, is there any better place to be an entrepreneur?
-The WEV Staff
NEW! Thrive in 5 Partners with Hudson Institute Coaching Program
We’re excited to announce our new affiliation with the Hudson Institute, a Santa Barbara-based national training ground for leaders and professionals seeking certification in the art of coaching.
This partnership now means that all Thrive in 5® clients will have access to 10 coaching sessions with a Hudson Institute coach… at NO additional cost! Another value added to the already robust Thrive in 5 program!
For more info on Thrive in 5; the Hudson Institute; OR coaching and how it can make a lifelong effect on your ability to work effectively and achieve goals, follow the links here and contact Thrive in 5 Program Manager, Lisa Champagne-Minyard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.667.8004
Yet another season full of brave, talented and remarkable individuals! For those of you counting, that’s…
105ENTREPRENEURS across 7 CLASSES located in 5 different CITIES…
and 3 OF THOSE CLASSES filled to capacity!
If you missed this round of classes — or know someone who could benefit from taking a course in the Fall — call your regional WEV office for info on how to get started.
Join WEV at the 2012 Women’s Festival
Connect with women who are changing the world. Live, love and learn at this year’s Women’s Festival, March 9-10th at Santa Barbara City College. Register here.
Opportunity for artists: The Women’s Festival is looking for artists interested in featuring their art at the festival. It will involve a full day commitment on March 10th and the donation of one piece of art (proceeds can be directed to WEV!). Please contact Julia St. Morgan at email@example.com for more details.
Karen Czuleger’s Painted Sea Star Studio creates art inspired by nature for eco-conscious individuals who seek beauty in all things. A local Santa Barbara artist, Karen founded Painted Sea Star Studio in November 2011 while taking WEV’s SET course. Her work is on display in WEV’s Santa Barbara office. Read more.
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Free Tax Preparation Through VITA
If your family earned less than $50,000 in 2011, you are eligible for FREE tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County and the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara each administer the VITA program in their respective areas within Santa Barbara County.
• Northern Santa Barbara County: Call 2-1-1 or 805.922.0329 x114 for an appointment, or visit www.taxhelp211.org. View flyer in English/Spanish. • Southern Santa Barbara County: Two locations open with walk-ins welcome; 1st come, 1st served. View flyer in English/Spanish.
Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
It’s tax season and for millions of low-income taxpayers, tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program provide a vital financial boost. To ensure that as many families benefit from the EITC as possible, Citi Community Development (CCD) has partnered with a number of non-profit organizations to develop a nationwide awareness campaign called Money Matters.
Available in both English and Spanish, the Money Matters publication provides clear and concise information about qualifying for the EITC and raises awareness of the IRS’s free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Two years ago, Barbara McCarthy didn’t know what a frozen yogurt shop was, but she did know that she needed a new job. Barbara took the BPI course and is now the proud owner of Bliss Frozen Yogurt in Ojai. Read more.
In its 10th year of teaching kids about money, the popular Camp Millionaire is now offered in a two-day format to teach your kids lessons for a lifetime: value of money, importance of a budget, how to save and spend responsibly, time-tested money habits, and much more.
Next camp March 17-18 ~ at a special WEV discount of $80 off! ~ Ages 10-13