Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) is a program of United Way of the Bay Area that provides free tax preparation services for households that earn less than $51,000/year. EKS is a coalition of over 200 organizations working together to cut poverty in the Bay Area. It’s rare to see so many non-profits working together in harmony, but EKS achieves it. As an AmeriCorps VISTA at United Way, I interviewed volunteers, clients, partners and public officials to convey the impact this program has had on thousands of families in the Bay Area. They all exuded excitement about the program…who knew taxes could be so enthralling!?