The state of Arizona offers all residents the exciting opportunity to support Genesis City through the Qualifying Charitable Organization Tax Credit Program. By redirecting your tax dollars to Genesis City, you can support critically needed wrap-around and support programing for our youth and their families.
The Credit: Donations to any Genesis City Program are eligible for the Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) tax credit.
The Amount: Donations to Genesis City – up to $400 for individuals or $800 for couples filing jointly are eligible for the credit
How It Works: Unlike a tax deduction, a tax credit directly reduces the amount of taxes you owe to the state, dollar for dollar. This means a donation of $400 can reduce your tax liability by $400 (but it will not increase your tax refund). If your tax is reduced to zero, you can carry the unused credit forward for the next five years. This allows you to donate to programs that help our youth and their families and you get your money back – it’s like donating for free.
How To Claim: As long as you pay income taxes in the State of Arizona, your donations to Genesis City can be eligible for the credit. Just report the amount you donated to Genesis City on Form 321, and total your tax credits on Form 301. You do not need to itemize your tax return to qualify for tax credits. Our QCO number is 22298
The Credit: Donations to Genesis Academy are eligible for the Public School Tax Credit.
The Amount: Donations of up to $200 for individuals or $400 for married couples filing jointly are eligible for the credit.
How It Works: The Public School Tax Credit reduces the amount you owe to the state, dollar for dollar. A donation of $200 will reduce your tax liability by $200 (but it will not increase your tax refund). If your tax is reduced to zero, you can carry the unused credit forward for the next five years.
How To Claim: As long as you pay income taxes in the State of Arizona, your donations to Genesis Academy can be eligible for the credit. Just report the amount you donate to Genesis Academy on Form 322, and total your tax credits on Form 301. You do not need to itemize your tax return to qualify for the tax credits. Genesis Academy’s School’s CTDS number is 078708000.
The Many Challenges Our Students Face:
Over 27,000 teenagers drop out of Arizona’s educational pipeline each year – a tragic loss of human potential. Genesis City tackles the dropout problem head-on by providing disengaged 14-21 year olds the opportunity to blossom into successful life-long learners and civically engaged community members.
A Long History of Discovering “Diamonds in the Rough”
Since its inception in 1991, Genesis City has provided hope and a new beginning to over 7,000 of Maricopa County’s most disadvantaged teenagers. Genesis City staff are specialists in the field of adversity marginalized youth to tap into their true potential.. Genesis City graduates (the majority of whom are the first in their families to earn diplomas) become “Trailblazers” for their families and inspire their neighborhood peers to return to school. With the assistance of the agency’s innovative system of supports, hundreds of Maricopa County’s former dropouts and neglected youth are now stellar employees in careers all over the valley.
IInspiring Youth to Be Their Best
Due to the real and perceived barriers to success that disadvantaged urban teenagers face, many give up on their life aspirations and drop out of school. These youth find themselves caught in a downward spiral of despair, leading fragile teenagers to substance abuse, unwanted pregnancy, self-harm, crime and even suicide. Genesis City‘s innovative support programs reclaim the promise of Arizona’s disengaged youth by providing them with an opportunity and the tools they need to reach their true potential. Genesis City’s staff, experts in the field of youth re-engagement, inspire teenagers to be the best they can become.
Who are the Hopeful Youth Who Find their Way to Genesis City’s Doors?
95% reside in poverty-level homes
15% are teenage parents
10% are Intermittently homeless
33% are involved with the juvenile justice system
24% work an average of 32 hours per week to assist their families
68% are first generation high school graduates
50% have been victims of violence and abuse
Please Help Us to Provide Promising Urban Youth with a Purpose and a Passion to Succeed by Becoming a Genesis City Champion Today!
The Youth Reclamation Drive opens the doors of opportunity to Phoenix’s most economically disadvantaged communities. Please consider becoming a youth champion by donation to this important initiative.
Most of us know we should have a will, and yet Consumer Reports estimates that 60% of us don’t. In light of the expected $41 trillion intergenerational transfer of wealth over the next 50 years, our procrastination over wills is frightening. Without a will, the state will decide where our legacy goes, and even who will raise our minor children. Without a will, the state will choose an executor/administrator for your estate. Without a will, the administrative costs and taxes to your estate could far exceed those of an executor that you choose through your will. In simple terms, if you don’t write a will, the state will write one for you.
Although there are numerous computer software programs designed to help you create a legal will, the best advice is to see an attorney. A simple will is not terribly expensive and provides peace of mind. And of course a legacy gift to charity can easily be put in the terms of your will or added to an existing will. Take the time to write or review your will. You’ll be glad you did.
Genesis empowers students to enter college or the work force with the skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to become lifelong learners and contributing community members.
By combining individualized student support with a comprehensive educational program and high academic standards, Genesis Academy works with students to reach their potential and prepare them for college, technical school, or to enter the work force.
Genesis City Blues Night is going to be Saturday November 12, 2022 at The Rhythm Room! Here is the event website: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/e/TZgF9w?vid=qzs51.
Please contact Shana Tompa at 602-254-8090 ext. 107 if you are interested in tickets, volunteering, or sponsorships.
I've supported this worthwhile school that educates the most needy students in our community. They have a wonderful annual fundraiser and we support them through our annual Arizona tax credit program.
Genesis Academy is an amazing school with fantastic teachers that go out of their way to assist students in need. This school really changed my life for the better and I am thankful everyday day for it.
Outstanding high school in Phoenix, even if is a very small campus it is a great place to learn and the teachers and staff were awesome to me they were like family;Genesis Academy you are awesome!!!
As a former student, I can say that everyone on staff is truly caring. You get so much more than just your general education. My time here gave me many great opportunities.
Small school, good students and staff. I feel very accepted. It's such a life changing program, it is helping me be the best me I can be. I highly recommend Genesis.
I am proud 2002 graduate of Genesis Academy. I think it's the best school a person can attend. All the teachers really care about their students.
Stay fit and have fun with fellow classmates throughout the week!