Building a Stronger Community          Nicholas Weber       2010-2011 VISTA Staff
VISTA Flow Chart                               Corporation for                                National and                ...
Building aCommunity Garden
The Ohio Benefit Bank
What is the Ohio Benefit Bank?   OBB is NOT a physical    site or building   Started by the    governors office 2006   ...
Program Overview1. Program Structure2. Service Learning Model3. Marketing Strategy4. Community Need5. Program Growth
Our GoalCombating poverty in the Defiance community, one person at a time
1. Program Structure                 How do we function?           What                       Who   Tax Preparation      ...
1. Program Structure                 How do we function?           What                       Who   Tax Preparation      ...
2. Service Learning Model       Student Engagement            Community Students               Defiance                   ...
Faculty Support   Dr. Michael Gallagher    Professor of Accounting   J. Richard Sealscott    Assistant Professor of Acco...
3. Marketing Strategy               Who do we serve?   Newspaper   Word of Mouth   Flyers   Public Service    Announce...
4. Community Need  Why offer these services?
Soaring Food/Gas Prices
Why Choose the OBB?     Program Restrictions                Filing Bees   “Prepare” and “File” are      W2 $40-$60    NO...
Finding out you paidtoo much to file your     tax return-   Priceless
5. Program Growth  To The Spreadsheets!
Program Year 2009                 January 1st - May 1st             Clients               Williams   Fulton   26 Clients ...
Community Sites 2009   Defiance College
Program Year 2010                 January 1st - May 1st             Clients             Williams   Fulton   273 Clients S...
Community Sites 2010   Defiance College   Northwest Ohio Community Action    Commission (NOCAC)
Program Year 2011                   Defiance College             Clients             Williams   Fulton   253 Clients Serv...
Program Year 2011                          NOCAC             Clients             Williams   Fulton   458 Clients Served ...
Community Sites 2011   Defiance College   Northwest Ohio Community Action    Commission (NOCAC)   Henry County Emergenc...
Program Year 2011      Total-
Results from 2011                 January 1st - May 1st             Clients             Williams   Fulton   711 Clients S...
Public Recognition Two appearances in the  Crescent News VISTA Voice Newsletter OBB Newsletter Columbus Spotlight Net...
Program Sustainability              OBB                 Community Garden   Continue close work        Fully sustainable ...
Questions?
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation
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  • Hello, and thank you all for joining me this morning.-friends OCC-Maryann-familyPresentation over everything
  • Finally to the “interesting” part-
  • (READ SLIDES FIRST) Addresses high unemployment #sWho it helps, minorities, seniors, unemployed, underemployed… add senior section(OASHF took lead)TAXES REALLY IMPORTANT
  • -A Triangular Model of Service, everyone benefits in some wayAB Students- Field experienceSW- Social Work hours/ AYB worked out clinic hoursSIFE- group project, community involvementBL/CL- hoursSome community member- nothingCommunity – valuable service (competent tax)/ covert helpDefiance College serves as the host/ bringing here otherwise never/ asset to the city/ community leader/ 1stService Leadership, Acounting, Buissness, Social WorkNot an add on, practical job expeiance., SS hours, service hours, Fed Tax GradeApply what they learn in the classroom, face to face time
  • What have we done for you? How have we helped DC and how is our work important to you? (important people)(READ SLIDE)-Networking~LCCC~MC~NW retreat-rest assured, more and more people are taking notice of our work at Defiance College. Even if we are no longer the only one, we still do it best.
  • 2011 Defiance College Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Impact Presentation

    1. 1. Building a Stronger Community Nicholas Weber 2010-2011 VISTA Staff
    2. 2. VISTA Flow Chart Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps AmeriCorps State & NCCC National AmeriCorps VISTA Ohio Campus Compact John Defiance MercyKent State College Carroll U. College Ohio State University McMaster School Nick Weber
    3. 3. Building aCommunity Garden
    4. 4. The Ohio Benefit Bank
    5. 5. What is the Ohio Benefit Bank? OBB is NOT a physical site or building Started by the governors office 2006 Available to Low & Middle Income families Files Tax Returns, file Federal Assistance Program applications
    6. 6. Program Overview1. Program Structure2. Service Learning Model3. Marketing Strategy4. Community Need5. Program Growth
    7. 7. Our GoalCombating poverty in the Defiance community, one person at a time
    8. 8. 1. Program Structure How do we function? What Who Tax Preparation  Nicholas Weber Public Assistance  Marci Matthews Program access  NOCAC Staff Phone line  DC Students Numerous locations  Community volunteers Follow-up help
    9. 9. 1. Program Structure How do we function? What Who Tax Preparation  Marci Matthews Public Assistance  Nicholas Weber Program access  NOCAC Staff Phone line  DC Students Numerous locations  Community volunteers Follow-up help
    10. 10. 2. Service Learning Model Student Engagement Community Students Defiance College
    11. 11. Faculty Support Dr. Michael Gallagher Professor of Accounting J. Richard Sealscott Assistant Professor of Accounting Alesia Yakos-Brown Assistant Professor of Social Work StudentsJodi Johns Anna KuszAllison Henderson Sara LangleyClay Heitkamp Alex ShomaekerKatie Heitkamp Ashley PlummerJoshua Gerschutz Jessica MandulaKimberly Forward Misty MillerTrisha Denniston Azure Dee PatrickMichael Deffely Andy TimmermanBrandon Campbell Jeffery WhitmanAlysia Callender Logan Wolfrum
    12. 12. 3. Marketing Strategy Who do we serve? Newspaper Word of Mouth Flyers Public Service Announcement Local libraries Repeat clients
    13. 13. 4. Community Need Why offer these services?
    14. 14. Soaring Food/Gas Prices
    15. 15. Why Choose the OBB? Program Restrictions Filing Bees “Prepare” and “File” are  W2 $40-$60 NOT the same!  Social Security $40 Income Limits  Injured Spouse $150 Free programs come  Energy credit $100 with restrictions  Mistakes $50  Direct Deposit- ???  Filing Fees  Fed  State  School
    16. 16. Finding out you paidtoo much to file your tax return- Priceless
    17. 17. 5. Program Growth To The Spreadsheets!
    18. 18. Program Year 2009 January 1st - May 1st Clients Williams Fulton 26 Clients Served 35 Returns and/or Henry Applications Completed Defiance Total Federal Refunds Issued $17,838 Paulding Total OH Refunds Issued Putnam $1,423 Total Resources Generated: $19,261
    19. 19. Community Sites 2009 Defiance College
    20. 20. Program Year 2010 January 1st - May 1st Clients Williams Fulton 273 Clients Served Total Federal Refunds Henry Issued= $422,560 Defiance Total State Refunds Issued $24,969 Paulding Preparation & Filing Fees Putnam $40,950 Total Resources Generated: $488,479
    21. 21. Community Sites 2010 Defiance College Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC)
    22. 22. Program Year 2011 Defiance College Clients Williams Fulton 253 Clients Served Total Federal Refunds Henry Issued= $338,716 Defiance Total State Refunds Issued $26,660 Paulding Preparation & Filing Fees Putnam $37,950 Total Resources Generated: $403,326
    23. 23. Program Year 2011 NOCAC Clients Williams Fulton 458 Clients Served Total Federal Refunds Henry Issued= $666,550 Defiance Total State Refunds Issued $47,019 Paulding Preparation & Filing Fees Putnam $68,700 Total Resources Generated: $782,269
    24. 24. Community Sites 2011 Defiance College Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) Henry County Emergency Management Services Paulding County Job Center Hicksville Library Defiance Library Paulding Library
    25. 25. Program Year 2011 Total-
    26. 26. Results from 2011 January 1st - May 1st Clients Williams Fulton 711 Clients Served Total Federal Refunds Henry Issued= $1,005,266 Defiance Total State Refunds Issued $73,679 Paulding Preparation & Filing Fees Putnam $106,650 Total Resources Generated; $1,185,595
    27. 27. Public Recognition Two appearances in the Crescent News VISTA Voice Newsletter OBB Newsletter Columbus Spotlight Networking withother colleges Radio Interview Northwest Signal Letter to the editor Bryan Times
    28. 28. Program Sustainability OBB Community Garden Continue close work  Fully sustainable with NOCAC resource  Work with other Evaluate strongest gardening organizations community presence  Outreach to local Carefully manage schools program growth  Work more closely with Long-term but limited City of Defiance commitment from resources college faculty
    29. 29. Questions?

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