What Betsy DeVos’ confirmation means for innovation in education

Following Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as the next Secretary of Education, the American education system could drastically pivot in unexpected ways. It’s difficult to know exactly what those changes will look like, given DeVos’ vague answers throughout her hearing. What we do know is that the declining state of education, and historical opposition DeVos has already…

New Yorkers For Children Gala Raises Over $1 Million To Support Children In Foster Care

One of the ways that New Yorkers for Children funds these programs is through its annual gala. The 2016 New Yorkers For Children Gala raised over $1 million that will go towards programs like the Back To School Package and the Charles Evans Emergency Educational Fund. The Gala was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and was co-chaired by celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai, Shirin von Wolfen and many others. The high-profile event drew attendees like Trey Songz, Alexia and David Leuschen, Kelly Rutherford, Rose Gilroy, Daphne Groeneveld and Danielle Snyder.

Filing info and tax credits

The ETIC and the ACTC are both refundable tax credits. There are a wide variety of tax credits available to taxpayers and business as a way of offsetting some of their liability. The most common for individual taxpayers are the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and the Lifetime Learning Credit. For businesses, commonly used tax credits are the General Business Credit, New Markets Tax Credit, and the Work Opportunity Credit.

How Do Tax Credits Help the Economy?

Tax credits benefit the economy in a number of different ways, but consumers must go on an arduous search to find every tax credit available to them. Large businesses use tax credits to enact better business practices, and small consumers use tax credits to save money at the end of the year. This article explains…

Georgetown Bowling Alley Hosts Hope for Henry Charity Event

The bowling part in October of 2015 was no exception. Wolf Blitzer of CNN, comedian Donnell Rawlings, and even international ambassadors such as Yousef Al Otaiba (https://www.facebook.com/Yousef-Al-Otaiba-162542037255423/) were all in attendance. Taking place at Pinstripes Bowling Alley in Georgetown, the night was a relaxed change of pace from the usual hustle and bustle that is typical of the D.C. area.