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REI Tour Mayor's Leadership Academy
 
 

With generous support from the IRS, our annual REI Tour Mayor’s Leadership Academy provides a forum for tax coalition representatives from around the country to gather and exchange best-practices to foster a united, coordinated effort to further real economic impact, nationwide. Visit the archive for a list of past Mayor's Leadership Academies.

 

Sixth Annual Mayor’s Leadership Academy

Leading the Charge for Change - Educate, Advocate, Innovate
 
 
Boston, Massachusetts
September 27-28, 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  

Thank you to everyone who attended the 6th Annual REI Tour Mayor's Leadership Academy at the gorgeous Boston Federal Reserve Bank! We are very grateful to Mayor Thomas Menino, his staff and the staff of the Federal Reserve Bank for making this opportunity available. The purpose of the Academy is to establish an expanded peer support system led by the Mayors and EITC coalitions that compliments and enriches community-based initiatives such as the Real Economic Impact Tour. The Tour, now going into its eighth year along with partners in 100 cities, is providing taxpayers with disabilities a “gateway” to asset building opportunities. Since 2005, the REI Tour has helped increase the number of taxpayers with disabilities accessing free tax assistance from 6 percent to 14 percent nationwide.  

 

 
Download 6th Annual REI Tour Mayor's Leadership Academy Materials
 
 
 
Preconference
General Sessions 
 
Breakout Session #1
10:45 - 11:45 am
The Big Three 101: Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn From the Beginning
 
Community Reinvestment Act 101
 
Access & Accommodations
 
Virtual VITA and Remote File
 
Breakout Session #2
11:55 am - 12:55 pm
Leveraging the Online Charge for Change
 
Increasing Outreach to Diverse Populations
 
Beyond EITC: Effective Tax Planning and Preparation Assistance
 
Connect to Local Workforce Investment Boards
 
Breakout Session #3
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Getting Things Done with Online Tools
 
Building Financial Security - Youth & Families
 
Smart Data Collection Models
 
Understanding Changes in VITA and the Tax Landscape
 
Breakout Session #4
4:40 - 5:40 pm
Faciltated Self-Tax Preparation - Lessons Learned from the Field
 
Tips for Optimizing Your Communication Dollars and Creating Messaging That Works
 
Putting All of the Asset Building Strategies Together
 
Boston EITC Coalition - Best Practices from the Field
 
 
The 6th Annual Mayor's Leadership Academy was sponsored by:
 
 
Walmart                   Bank of America
 
 
AT&T             The Federation of Community Development Credit Unions             Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
 
 
Amerigroup Foundation                     Institute for Economic Empowerment