Economic Prosperity Impact Council (EPIC)

We do more of what works, so more of us can work.

Families are the foundation of our community. When families are safe, healthy, and financially secure, they are more likely to reach the goals they have for themselves and their children.

From 2018-2019, our community helped more families move out of poverty into the low-income bracket and the median household income increased to $55,674. Yet, unemployment rates remain high and employers cannot fill positions. There is still more work to be done.

BUW is committed to supporting educational and employment opportunities that help families build their path to obtaining sustainable incomes. This effort also supports the workforce development needs of our local businesses, helping to build mobility for all.

You help us achieve

Job skills training

28% individuals earning job-relevant licenses, certificates, and/or credentials.

Gainful employment

68% individuals gained employment with 82% retaining employment for 6+ months.

More money in hands

Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, 680 federal returns were filed, resulting in $1.1M in refunds.