Today, I spent the afternoon volunteering at the offices of the Center for Economic Progress. The work was entering applicants contact information in an Excel spreadsheet. I was able add some functions that provided statistics for them.
The Center for Economic Progress is been helping low-income families apply for Federal Assistance using quick screen applications collected at various locations around the Chicago area. They followed up with telephone interviews in cases where the applicants could qualify for benefits, and guided them through the DHS online application.
The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps hard-working, low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. In addition to tax return help, they offer financial coaching, and “Financial Aid U” that helping families understand the financial aid application process.
The CEP relies heavily on over 1,000 volunteers to make a difference helping Illinois families move toward financial security. For more information on how you can volunteer or make donation visit their website today