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Call for Volunteers to Assist Seniors with Income Tax Preparation in Winter 2020

Each year the Naperville Park District partners with AARP and local volunteers to offer area seniors free income tax preparation assistance at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center between February and April. This program is co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Naperville Park District’s Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center will serve as a tax assistance location in 2020 with appointments available on Mondays and Wednesdays from early February through early April. Taxpayers need not be members of AARP to take advantage of the services provided by the free program.

Volunteers are needed for this program. Volunteers become certified as tax preparation counselors by studying the IRS-prepared materials, learning to use the computer-based e-filing system and attending classes during the third week in January, 2020. They must pass open-book tests annually in order to be certified as Tax-Aide preparers.

Please visit www.aarp.org/taxaide for more information on becoming a 2020 Tax-Aide volunteer and to complete an application.  After completing the required information online, prospective volunteers will be contacted by a representative from AARP who will provide details regarding the upcoming training class and will answer questions regarding the program.


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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
 
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
 
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Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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