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Posted: November 26, 2008

As families struggle in this uncertain economic environment to help their children realize their college dreams, low-income and first generation students and their parents may be in need of particular guidance and support. The Center for Economic Progress announced a $250,000 grant from the Citi Foundation to focus on addressing America’s college access crisis for low-income and first generation students. 

Posted: October 1, 2008

With many people concerned about their jobs, the struggling economy is impacting everyone. Where can you go for help? CBS2 Charity Contributor Lisa Dietlin highlighted the Center for Economic Progress. Dietlin is a contributing expert on philanthropy and giving and appears monthly on CBS2 Chicago.

Posted: August 1, 2008

The Center's workplace program "Chicago Supports Workers" was featured on the front-page Business of the Chicago Tribune on Saturday, August 2, 2008. Through this new initiative, the Center offers free financial services to entry-level employees at several area companies.