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2010 Tax & Financial Services Highlights Now Online

For working families, tax time is a gateway to opportunity

Governor Quinn Visits Center's Uptown Tax Site

On April 10, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn visited the Center for Economic Progress’ tax site at Truman College to share advice with taxpayers and thank volunteers for their dedication to helping hard-working, low-income families across Illinois.

Board Fundraiser with Attorney General Lisa Madigan is a Success

On Thursday, March 18, over 50 guests joined the Center for Economic Progress’ Board of Directors for an evening with Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The board-hosted event was a fundraiser for CEP's programs. Pictured above are CEP President David Marzahl, Attorney General Madigan and CEP Board Chair Nicol Turner-Lee.

Donor Spotlight: Paragon Promotions

At CEP, donations come in a variety of forms. From individuals donating their time to help our clients to generous companies providing us with monetary or in-kind support, each donation helps make our mission possible. We encourage you to check out this month's featured donor: Paragon Promotions.

Center for Economic Progress Featured on Plum TV

The Center for Economic Progress has recently been featured on lifestyle cable network Plum TV as a part of an initiative sponsored by Bank of America to highlight the remarkable efforts of four organizations that are making a big impact in the communities they serve. 

Savings Report Now Online

Savings is as important as consumption when it comes to the future economic health and vitality of the U.S. economy.

Creating a Save-Invest Economy at Tax Time

Executive Director David Marzahl presented the Center's work in connecting low-income families to prepaid debit cards, responsible refund anticipation loans and mainstream banking products.

Click here to watch the presentation.

Addressing America's College Access Crisis

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. 

Seeking Help in Struggling Economy

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.

Spotlighted in the Chicago Tribune

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.

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