Past Events

Monday, April 15, 2019

Save money and file your taxes for FREE.

Let IRS trained professionals help file your taxes for free.

Households throughout the Sacramento region that earned $60,000 or less in 2018 can receive free tax help in-person from an IRS-trained volunteer.  


Two Ways to File for Free

See if you qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using one of these two FREE tax return filing services before Monday, April 15, this year’s tax filing deadline:

1.      In person at a Sacramento area tax preparation site (if your household income was $60K or less in 2018). See tax preparation site locations and dates listed below.

2.      Online at (if your household income was $66K or less in 2018). All you need is a valid email address, your adjusted gross income (AGI) from the previous year, and your income forms such as a W2, 1099, 1098, etc.


How to Schedule an Appointment

Call 2-1-1 or toll free 800-500-4931 to schedule your free tax preparation appointment. See the list of locations below for your closest Free Tax Prep site in your neighborhood.

Save more money – Earned Income Tax Credits

You could earn up to $6,500 through the state (Cal EITC) and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. If you owe taxes, the EITC reduces the amount of taxes you might owe and may allow you a refund when you file your taxes. If you do not owe taxes, the EITC tax credit will provide you with a tax refund when you file your taxes. Learn more at

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Citrus Heights

            Asian Resources, Inc.

            5750 Sunrise Blvd, Suite 100

            Fridays 8:00am to 4:30pm

            Workshops begin February 8 through April 12, 2019

            * Services in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, Lao available



            Galt Parks and Recreation Department

            610 Chabolla Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Workshops begin Saturday March 16, 2019


North Highlands

            Department of Human Assistance

            5747 Watt Avenue

            Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5:00pm to 8:00pm      

            January 30 through March 29, 2019


Rancho Cordova

            Folsom Cordova Community Partnership

            10665 Coloma Road, Suite 200

            Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00pm

            February 16 through April 13, 2019


            Department of Human Assistance

            10013 Folsom Blvd

            Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 5:00pm to 8:00pm

            January 30 through March 28, 2019



            Asian Resources, Inc.

            5100 El Paraiso

            Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00am to 4:30pm

            February 5 through April 15, 2019

            Monday April 15 8:00am to 4:30pm


           Asian Resources, Inc.

            2411 Alhambra Blvd, Suite 110

            Thursdays 8:00am to 4:30pm

            February 7 through April 11, 2019


            Department of Human Assistance

            2450 Florin Road

            Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm

            January 31, through March 30, 2019


            Department of Human Assistance

            2700 Fulton Avenue

            Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm

            January 29, through March 28, 2019


            Ethel Hart Senior Center

            915 27th Street

            Saturdays 9:30am to 1:00pm

            February 9 through April 13, 2019


            Goodwill Industries

            8001 Folsom Blvd

            Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00am to 12:00pm

            February 26 through April 11, 2019


            Grant Union High School

            1400 Grand Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturdays February 2, March 2, and March 30, 2019


            Hiram Johnson High School

            6879 14th Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm (Super Events)

            Saturday, February 9 and Saturday March 9, 2019


            Internal Revenue Service

            4330 Watt Avenue

            Friday March 15 10:00am to 2:00pm,

            Monday April 15 10:00am to 2:00pm


            International Rescue Committee

            2020 Hurley Avenue, Suite 420

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturdays, February 16, February 23, March 23rd and 30th


           La Familia Counseling Center

           3301 37th Avenue

           Friday, February 15 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

           Saturday February 16 - 9:00am to 3:00pm


            Mexican Consulate

            2093 Arena Blvd

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturday, March 23, 2019


            Oak Park

            3425 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

            1:00pm to 4:00pm

            Wednesdays February 6, 13, & 20, 2019


            Robla Elementary

            5200 Marysville Blvd

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturday February 23, 2019


            Sacramento Food Bank

            3308 Third Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturday April 13, and Sunday April 14, 2019


            Sam Pannell Community Center

            2450 Meadowview Road

            Fridays 10:00am to 1:00pm

            February 8 through April 5, 2019


            SEIU Local 1000

            1325 S Street

            9:00am to 4:00pm

            Saturdays February 9, March 9, and April 6, 2019


            South Natomas Community Center

            2921 Truxel Road

            10:00am to 1:00pm   

            Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

            February 5 through April 4, 2019


            Valley High School

            6300 Ehrhardt Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturdays March 16 and April 6, 2019


Call 2-1-1 or toll free 800-500-4931 to schedule your free tax preparation appointment.


What you will need to bring with you to a tax assistance workshop

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable
  • Source:

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Community Coffee E-Alert GraphicPlease join me for one of my next community coffee events in Carmichael and Citrus Heights in February. Come by to discuss important issues, get help with a state agency, have a cup of coffee, or just say hello. I hope to see you there.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 – 10:30 am
Carmichael La Bou
7250 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA 95608

RSVP For This Event

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
7082 Auburn Blvd., #150
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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For more information or assistance with a state agency, please call my office at (916) 464-1910.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Numerous high schools throughout Sacramento County are hosting free Cal Grant application workshops in the communities of Arden Arcade, Calvine, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Sheldon, and Rosemont.

Parents and students can receive assistance with grant applications, including FAFSA*, the Middle Class Scholarship, the Dream Act, and Chaffe Grants from representatives with the Sacramento County Office of Education and the California Student Opportunity and Access Program, (Cal-SOAP). These Cash for College application workshops are open to everyone regardless of where your child attends high school. Below is a list of the free Cash for College Workshops in the 8th assembly district.

Deadline to Apply for Grants for the 2019/2020 school year is March 2, 2019

Cash for College Workshops - Fall 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sheldon High School
8333 Kingsbridge Drive

Tuesday, October 30, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Rosemont High School
9594 Kiefer Blvd

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Del Campo High School
4925 Dewey Drive
Fair Oaks

Cash For College Workshops - Winter 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Calvine High School
8333 Vintage Park Drive

Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Foothill High School
5000 McCloud Drive

Please view the flyer for a full list of Cash for College Workshops in Sacramento County.

Flyer Link

Financial Aid Checklists - these checklists can help you plan and pay for college.

*FAFSA is the application for federal student aid like Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), TEACH Grant, and federal student loans as well as state financial aid like Cal Grants. Most institutions also use the FAFSA for institutional need-based financial aid.

Please click here more information and student resources.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Howl-O-Ween 2018 FlyerPlease join me and the Sunrise Recreation and Park District for the annual Howl-O-Ween Parade and Harvest Festival with the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band. At this free dog friendly and family event you will find pet adoptions, food treats for dogs and humans, fun activities, craft fair vendor booths, exciting demonstrations, live performances, some ghoulish costumes, and the Citrus Heights Police Activities League Car Show.

If you have any questions or need assistance with a state agency, please visit my resource booth at Howl-O-Ween and Harvest Festival.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:00 am:        Parade begins on Auburn Blvd at Twin Oaks Ave. to Rusch Park.

10:00 am:      Harvest Festival begins at Rusch Park on Auburn Blvd.


Rusch Park

7801 Auburn Blvd.

Citrus Heights, CA 95610


Click HERE for more information.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Please join me and the Sunrise Recreation and Park District as we enjoy the 22nd Annual Sunday Funday.  At this free family event you will find many fun activities, including inflatables, pony rides, business and craft booths, music with live DJ’s, Citrus Heights Police K-9 Demonstrations, and Kid, Fun Zones.

If you have any questions or need assistance with a state agency, please visit my resource booth at Sunday Funday.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West End of Rusch Park
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

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