Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP®)

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP®) is an innovative career development program designed specifically for minority students who are entering their junior and senior years in high school. Its primary objective is to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups to attend college and major in accounting.

We launched our first Accounting Careers and Awareness Program (ACAP) residency week in July 2012 at the University of Central Florida with a class of 15 upcoming high school juniors and seniors. We have since continued to host this program every year at the University of Central Florida in the month of July.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified.

NABA Greater Orlando Chapter pivoted to a hybrid VITA model this year (2021) due to the COVID-19 pandemic the world is fighting.  Despite the pandemic our volunteers were even more avid in their dedication to serve our community who depend on our annual volunteered service.  We provided limited onsite service in compliance with the CDC social distancing protocol as well as online services for those persons who preferred no social contact.

NABA Greater Orlando Chapter launched its own sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in January 2011 at the James R. Smith Center.  Since then, the team have provided free tax preparation to over 600 plus individuals and continue to add to that number each tax season. Thanks to the dedicated VITA Chair and Site Coordinator, Karimah Adderley, and the many dedicated volunteers who have repeatedly participated to provide this volunteer service to our community. 

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is a vital part of our chapter programming.

Every April for Financial Literacy Month, the chapter partners with the YMCA Achievers Program, Fifth Third Bank, the Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to discuss budgeting, savings, credit card, identity theft and more to students and their parents of the YMCA Achievers Program.

Women of NABA Network (WONN)

The Women of NABA Network (WONN) is a professional and personal development program focused on our female members. WONN events and professional development sessions strive to equip women with the tools needed to reach their ultimate goals, while navigating the challenges of being a professional woman in today’s world.

WONN Luncheon

Each year at the Annual Convention, NABA host an invitation only, exclusive luncheon for the women participating in the WONN Management Session and WONN Executive session at the convention. This event is developed in partnership with our corporate partners.

WONN Events

In addition to sessions and programming included in the Annual Convention, WONN events are hosted by select NABA Chapters around the country. The Greater Orlando Chapter hosted it’s Inaugural WONN event on May 14, 2016 titled “Conversation over Chocolate” at Ferris and Fosters in Baldwin Park.

The chapter continues to host WONN events throughout the year where members are able to foster new relationships and be empowered in their personal and professional endeavors.

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