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Progress on the Go

Next Stop: Financial Stability

Opportunity for economic mobility is out of reach for too many families. For 25+ years, CEP delivers high-quality, no-cost tax and financial services with dignity. Starting in 2017, we can travel to your location with Progress on the Go, our mobile financial center.

Progress on the Go is powered by dedicated volunteer pros. We work with on-the-ground partners to respond to community needs -- all on wheels. View the photo gallery.

Our Services

Progress on the Go can travel to your location and provide our menu of free tax and financial services or community outreach services to your company or organization. Download flyer.

Open House Bus Tour

Have a volunteer fair or community event?

Take a tour of CEP's mobile financial center. We are able to participate in your event, giving participants the opportunity to find out more about our mission and our work. Volunteers will be on hand to discuss our programs, and opportunities to get involved. Participants will walk away with toolkits and goody bags.

Free Tax Help

Where can I get high-quality tax preparation at no cost?

Tired of driving across town to find a free tax site? Paying too much in fees? CEP will come to your location when it is convenient for you. We have flexible appointments available. CEP will handle all your tax needs at no cost: federal and state income tax, paper and electronic filing, and much more.

Includes one-on-one with an IRS-certified volunteer tax pro;
estimated client time: 1 hour

Credit Building 101

How do I increase my credit score?

CEP will pull your credit report for free and will provide a full, personalized credit review. We will help you understand how your credit score is calculated, what your credit report says about you, and what you can do to ensure that your credit report is accurate and reflects positively on you. We will also help you dispute credit report errors with just a few clicks.

Includes 30-minute group session and 30-minute one-on-one with volunteer Credit Geek

Money Management 101

Do you have a spending plan that works for you?

Learn how to create a tailored spending plan, set financial goals, manage banking accounts with financial institutions, how to organize your financial records and tips to save money. You will receive our spending plan toolkit to stay on track and make the most of your financial life.

Includes 30-minute group session and 30-minute one-on-one with volunteer financial coach

Cha-ching: Tax and Money Tips for Your First Job

With new responsibilities come new opportunities.

Your first job offers important lessons in practical money management and provides a chance to instill good money habits. You will learn how to manage an income, pay federal income taxes, understand payroll taxes, and save for the future. You will receive our first job financial toolkit to make sure your money is working the hardest for you.

Includes 45-minute group session led by volunteer financial pro; Suitable for Teens or Young Adults

Our Schedule of Events

 Date & Time     EventPartner LocationRSVP

Thursday, October 5, 2017

10AM - 
3 PM

Open House Bus Tour 

Prairie State College

National Able Network

Prairie State College (Parking Lot), 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 

No RSVP needed. Walk-ins Available


Saturday, October 28, 2017

10AM - 
3 PM

Credit Building 101/ Free Credit Review

Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action

 411 Madison St, Maywood, IL 60153 

Make an appointment. Walk-ins Available

Saturday, November 4, 2017

10AM - 
3 PM


Credit Building 101/ Free Credit Review

National Able Network

St. Adalbert's Church (Pilsen), 1650 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Make an appointment
Walk-ins Available


Interested in booking Progress on the Go?

Submit a request. For 2017, we are focused on serving West Cook County and have limited availability for Chicagoland events.

Once your request is confirmed, we will work with you on the event details and will provide you with a partner toolkit to promote the services to the community.


Contact Juan Villalobos, Director, Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships via email or phone at (312) 630-0278.

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