Capital Region Community Dashboard

Welcome to the Community Assessment Online

The United Way of the Capital Region, Harrisburg Regional Chamber, West Shore Chamber of Commerce, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties partnered to conduct a comprehensive assessment of life in our community. “Life in the Capital Region: 2014 Assessment of Our Community” examined health and human service issues in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties through the lens of health, education, income and basic needs – the building blocks for a quality life.

The assessment provided a wealth of information for our community to better understand human service issues, challenges and opportunities. Based on the work of the assessment, this Community Dashboard has been created to serve as a web-based resource for residents in the Capital Region to access data and information on key indicators that impact the lives of us all.

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Free Tax Preparation
Start Date/Time:
Monday, January 27, 2020 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority


Low- to moderate-income working families can receive free tax preparation services January 27 - April 15 at sites in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties.  

The effort is part of the Money in Your Pocket Campaign, a community collaboration of organizations committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The EITC is a tax refund offered by the federal government to supplement wages for low-income workers. 

Volunteers will prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low-income families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining tax credits. This year, people who earned wages of less than $56,000 may be eligible for assistance. 

For more information and a list of sites, contact United Way of the Capital Region at 717.724.4077 or by e-mail at 

Owned by Rae Lynn Cox On Friday, December 6, 2019