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Posted: July 23, 2013

CHICAGO -- The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is excited to welcome new expertise to its Board of Directors. Recently elected members Eddie Gershman of Deloitte Tax and Jodie Winnett of Winnett Civic Ingenuity bring comprehensive knowledge of tax and financial planning to CEP, a national leader among low-income tax payer assistance programs.

Posted: February 5, 2013

CHICAGO -- The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) has ushered in the New Year with changes to its board leadership. Harlan Teller, a Chicago public relations veteran and current CEP board member, has been elected Board Chair, following a stint as chair of the organization’s nomination and governance committee. Teller succeeds Daniel Nielsen as board chair, and will serve a two‐year term.

Posted: January 22, 2013

CHICAGO – Starting this week, the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), a volunteer-based non-profit, will help Chicago’s and Illinois’ low-income families with free, high-quality tax preparation. CEP will be in nearly 15 communities this tax season to help low-income families take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits and keep all of their hard-earned money in their pockets and benefiting their communities.

Posted: August 13, 2012
The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is excited to launch a new client-led group called Team Progress. The team is comprised of volunteer Neighborhood Organizers that recognize CEP's growing need to hear the voices of clients within the organization.

Organizers will become trained advocates for CEP’s work and share information about the free tax, financial and legal services CEP offers low-income families across Illinois. They will also build local street teams of community volunteers to join their efforts.