CEP 2016 Annual Report

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This last year, the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), thanks to our dedicated 900-member volunteer corps, served more than 20,000 families throughout Illinois. Providing tax preparation and asset-building services, we empowered low-income residents to keep more of what they had worked so hard to earn.

2016 was an exciting year for us at CEP. We were honored to host former Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Senator Richard Durbin at a Money Action Day where they learned about CEP’s financial coaching program. We then had the privilege in collaboration with Commonwealth and America Saves, to host a SaveYourRefund campaign reception and ceremony announcing the $25,000 national prize winner. In September, we unveiled our new mobile financial center, Progress on the Go, allowing us to now take CEP services on the road!

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