Created out of concern for the lack of financial education available to the people of the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington, a group of non-profits came together to form the Yakima County Asset Building Coalition otherwise known as the YCABC.
Today, the Coalition has grown to offer 3 programs supported by over 20 members. The 3 programs designed to help low to medium income people in the Yakima Valley are as follows:
1. Spread knowledge of free Earned Income Tax Credit programs and get clients signed up for free AARP tax return services.
2. Coordinate the Bank On Yakima program, which allows people to open bank accounts who may not otherwise qualify.
3. Disseminate financial education courses and other educational tools.
We are always looking for new ways to help others successfully learn to build assets. Currently we are looking at several new ideas to assist residents of Yakima County in asset building.