Nearly 400,000 families have been helped by CEP since 1990.

Awards

2011

Financial Stability Impact Award from the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

CEP was recognized for implementing a program funded in UWMC's Financial Stability portfolio, demonstrating and advancing the goals of UWMC's Financial Stability Issue Area. The Financial Stability Impact Award acknowledges the range of free services provided by CEP to help low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security.

On June 3, 2011, CEP's President David Marzahl accepted this prestigious award on behalf of the organization at United Way's annual Community Celebration at the Swissotel in Chicago.

United Way's 2010 - 2011 Celebration Awards were given to 18 community award winners, including two nonprofits that set the standard for leadership in the region.

2010

Kellogg School of Management Certificate of Appreciation from Board Fellows Program, 2010 – 2011

Department of Treasury’s Community Service Certificate of Appreciation, for recognition and appreciation of outstanding effort, dedication and personal contributions in building stronger workplaces and communities throughout this great nation, April 15, 2010.

2009

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)’s Alliance for Economic Inclusion Leadership Star Award, for serving the banking needs of the unbanked and under banked, March 28, 2009.

2006

Illinois Governor’s PATH Award, honoring Illinois heroes who have improved the lives of people in their community, 2006.

Department of Treasury’s Community Service Certificate of Appreciation, for recognition and appreciation of outstanding effort, dedication and personal contributions in building stronger workplaces and communities throughout this great nation, April 17, 2006.

2003

Department of Treasury’s Community Service Certificate of Appreciation, for recognition and appreciation of outstanding effort, dedication and personal contributions in building stronger workplaces and communities throughout this great nation, June 8, 2003.