Liberty Tax Service - Una Familia Sin Fronteras forms Educational Alliance with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma De México in Chicago

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liberty tax service will provide fiscal and financial education programs to extension school students at this prestigious educational institution in Spanish and in English.

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Liberty has focused on ensuring that we provide special services that are very much needed by our new immigrant communities

Liberty Tax Service announced that the existing and successful educational alliance with the University Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in San Antonio has recently expanded to the Chicago Campus. Local fiscal and financial experts from Liberty Tax Service’s unique educational outreach initiative, Una Familia Sin Fronteras, will offer financial and fiscal education seminars free of charge to UNAM’s students throughout the year. Programs will be tailored to answer the participants’ primary areas of interest, including small business start-up procedures and first homeowner information, along with basic tax and fiscal responsibility seminars. The majority of programs will be offered in Spanish, since this educational outreach program serves many 1st-generation Hispanic immigrant families, but they may also be available in English for the non-Spanish speaking communities or for English-proficient Hispanic students. Many of these seminars also qualify for college credits with the University of Phoenix, so participants can enjoy the excitement of completing a college- accredited course.

UNAM is Mexico’s most prestigious international learning institution having been in existence for over 450 years. UNAM Chicago is a part of the Center for Foreign Students (CEPE), and was founded in 2001 with the mission of extending UNAM's academic programs and services to institutions, groups and individuals associated with or interested in its educational and cultural endeavors, while working to promote a better understanding of Mexico and the United States. Typical courses offered include English and Spanish classes, professional development or computer training classes, and cultural classes for non-Mexicans interested in learning more about Mexico.

These seminars and workshops will be taught by Liberty Tax Service professionals from offices in the Chicago area that have earned the Hispanic Services Seal of Excellence from Liberty Tax, through a rigorous certification program provided by the Una Familia Sin Fronteras corporate team. This certification training ensures that Liberty professionals are qualified and trained to provide services to Hispanic consumers. The goal of this alliance will be to develop programs of value to a broad immigrant base, so that newcomers can learn the values of the economic system in the U.S. and better enter into our mainstream economy.

With the addition of the Chicago classes, Liberty Tax professionals will teach over 40 classes this year at the San Antonio and Chicago campuses of UNAM. It is anticipated that the financial and fiscal literacy classes will be expanded to the Los Angeles campus of UNAM in the United States in the near future.

This alliance is yet another extension of Liberty Tax’s unique and highly successful Hispanic initiative, Una Familia Sin Fronteras (A Family Without Boundaries) and its Foundation by the same name, which together provide educational outreach programs that bring financial and fiscal education seminars and courses to Hispanic communities across the nation, at no cost. Courses and seminars are taught in Spanish (and English as needed), and many qualify for college credits through the University of Phoenix. Franchise owners and their staff across the United States demonstrate their commitment throughout the year to Liberty’s Una Familia Sin Fronteras Hispanic educational initiative by their enthusiastic support and fulfillment of the educational initiatives spearheaded by Liberty’s national Hispanic Programs Team. Because of the integrity, success and value of the Una Familia Sin Fronteras educational initiative, Liberty Tax Service has been embraced by nonprofits, educational institutions and governmental entities across the nation, with which private companies are rarely allowed to partner.

“UNAM Chicago supports the commitment of Una Familia Sin Fronteras to the Spanish-speaking community. We think the organization is really well prepared to carry out these programs throughout the United States, while impacting a significant number of people in great need for this information,” comments Arturo Castro, Head of Business and Cultural Affairs at UNAM Chicago. “The results benefit all of society. We are proud to collaborate with them.”

“Liberty has focused on ensuring that we provide special services that are very much needed by our new immigrant communities,” explains John Hewitt, CEO and Founder of Liberty Tax Service. “We believe that information provides options, and options provide empowerment, and ultimately, empowerment provides self-esteem – a priceless trait. Our Una Familia Sin Fronteras initiative and Foundation were created specifically to bring these much needed values to our Latino neighbors across the U.S.”

About Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service is the fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 8,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 42 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt is the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax service.

Each Liberty Tax office offers customers audit assistance, a money-back guarantee, and free tax return reviews. An elite group of Hispanic Services Seal of Excellence Certified offices also provide assistance in Spanish and offer many special services geared toward our Hispanic population free of charge, across the nation.

The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity is the #1 tax franchise on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list for 2011, and was selected as one of the top 25 Franchises for Hispanics by PODER magazine.

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