How we
work

Everyone benefits when workers and their families keep more of what they earn.

Annually, Center for Economic Progress (CEP) staff and hundreds of volunteers provide high-quality tax preparation and tax-related legal and financial services to over 20,000 people in Chicago and surrounding communities. Everything we do is made possible and made better by volunteers. We improve the quality of life for families and communities by helping them to benefit from tax refunds and savings opportunities.

CEP's programs focus on building the financial capability of working individuals and families. The results are clear: