MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Partners with United Way and Dreams for Change to Offer Onsite Preschool Enrollment and Free Tax Preparation

Posted: Friday, April 5th 2019

WHAT: San Diego families may qualify for two significant benefits: Free preschool in San Diego Unified, and an earned income tax credit. San Diego Unified invites families to a resource fair for Preschool Enrollment and Free Tax Preparation Services to find out what services they are eligible for based on income. United Way of San Diego County and Dreams for Change will offer free tax preparation to qualifying families, and staff from the District’s Early Childhood Program Office will be onsite to enroll students in preschool.  

Free preschool is available to income-qualifying families, and most households earning approximately $54,800 or less in 2018 qualify to file their taxes for free with a certified tax preparer.  

The district is providing onsite childcare and refreshments on the day of the event. Feeding San Diego has generously donated pallets of fruits and vegetables for families to take home. 

For questions regarding the Early Childhood Program, please contact Early Childhood Program Office 858-496-8126 or visit www.sandiegounifiedorg/pre-k-all. For questions regarding taxes or to learn what to bring to get your taxes done at the resource fair, visit  

WHEN: Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

WHERE: Chollas-Mead Elementary School, multi-purpose room, 401 North 45th Street, 92102 (Corner of 45th and Market Streets)  

Background: The district’s partnership with United Way of San Diego County, Dreams for Change, the Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership (DEEP), and Feeding San Diego focuses on bringing resources directly to the community. The one-stop resource fair offers a convenient way for families to have their taxes prepared and enroll their student in preschool at one location. Tax preparers will inform families if they qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC). The EITC benefits working families by putting money in their pockets for everyday expenses. Families can also learn about available resources offered by Feeding San Diego. 

CONTACT: Marisa Berumen, Information Services Specialist, (619) 847-6029.

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