• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO, Service Providers
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1990

Center for Economic Progress

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything they do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those they serve.  Tax Help  CEP provides low-wage workers with free, high quality tax preparation and an alternative to paid tax preparers. They serve families who make less than $55,000 and individuals who make less than $30,000.  Based on these income guidelines, we can help one in three Illinois residents.  Tax Clinic Through their tax clinic, we provide free, professional representation to low-wage taxpayers facing an IRS controversy.  They also offer tax training for small businesses to establish sound business practices, build their knowledge of record keeping and self-employment tax laws.  Financial Services They help promote financial education and sound money practices -- helping cut ties to predatory financial services. They provide year-round workshops and one-on-one financial coaching to help clients set financial goals; create a spending plan; access safe and affordable bank products like bank accounts and small dollar loans; and review and correct credit reports and improve credit scores.  Their History The Center for Economic Progress was founded in 1990 by Michael O’Connor, a veteran public benefits lawyer. Formerly the Center for Law and Human Services, the agency first focused on helping homeless families and individuals access services. 
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Careers

Job openings over the past year

1Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Program Coordinator
    United States

Staff at Center for Economic Progress have experience in

Sectors

  • services
  • public administration
  • project support
  • disaster recovery
  • market research

Funders

  • world bank group

Countries

  • kenya

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Chicago
  • 567 W. Lake Street