Common Cents Conference 2021
Virtual Challenges and Opportunities
September 14-15, 2021
Registration for the the Common Cents Conference is now open. Please follow this link to register for this year’s action packed conference, Virtual Challenges and Opportunities. The unprecedented pandemic circumstances provided countless challenges but also many opportunities for practitioners providing services to clients in a virtual setting.
Now in its 8th year, the Common Cents Conference (CCC) has grown to be one of the region’s best learning opportunities for a broad set of practitioners who care about helping individuals and families earn, keep, and save their money. This virtual conference will include content on the Racial Wealth Gap, Free Tax Preparation program, FinTech products, Mental Health and more. All sessions will address the challenges and opportunities of providing programs in a virtual setting. The conference be held over two days:
• Tuesday, September 14 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
• Wednesday, September 15 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The conference will provide attendees opportunities to learn about the complex financial challenges facing the individuals, families and communities we serve and focus on innovative program models and solutions in order to empower and help them achieve their financial dreams. Each conference draws over 150 practitioners from tax programs, financial educators, non-profits, faith-based groups, Community Action Agencies, foundations, financial institutions, educational institutions, state and local agencies and workforce development programs interested in providing financial security services.
CCC is hosted by CASH Campaign of Maryland, Community Tax Aid and Virginia Community Action Partnership. These nonprofits conduct critical outreach to ensure that low-income families receive all tax credits including Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit and Economic Impact Payments, provide free or low-cost tax preparation, and connect families to appropriate financial services and education. The coalitions serve more than 53,000 residents each year.
We are grateful to Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for their sponsorship of the Common Cents Conference.