The Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition (MABC) is a private/public partnership that through education, planning, and income, assists low-income Milwaukee County residents achieve financial independence.  

The Social Development Commission (SDC) is the lead agency for the MABC. The Coalition focuses on three facets:  education/awareness, free tax filing services, and asset development and outcome evaluation. The free tax filing service promotes the earned income tax credit, child tax credits and other state and federal tax credits. The asset development links individuals filing taxes to education about the banking system and the process of obtaining savings and checking accounts, financial literacy on individual money management and asset development programs surrounding asset accumulation and maintenance.

The MABC has the goal of increasing the use of free tax preparation sites, connecting individuals to the Earned Income Tax Credit and link tax filers to core social and financial services that promote sustainability and asset building.

Partners include:

Associated Bank
Aurora Family Services-Center for Financial Wellness
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Ebenezer Church of God in Christ
Great Midwest Bank
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Greater New Birth Church
Greenpath Debt Solution
Goodwill Industries
Guaranty Bank
Independence First
Internal Revenue Service
Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board
Northwestern Mutual
Riverworks Center
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
Social Development Commission
TCF Bank
US Bank
Wells Fargo
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp.

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