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The Economic Awareness Council (EAC) is thankful for the support received in 2023! Over 20,000 youth in need from low-income communities across Chicago have benefited from in-person, financial capability programming through EAC programs each year. 16,877 youth pledged to save and over 4,500 youth have completed the Economic Awareness Council online financial education tools in Chicago. Finally, over 8,000 youths in Chicago have used direct deposit and banking to manage their pay!  A majority of these youth were banking for the first time! Specifically, EAC individual donations have helped many youths to begin saving, and the EAC sponsored over $10,000 in youth scholarships.  


See our annual report for more details!

The Economic Awareness Council just celebrated 20 years of providing applied, financial capability programming to youth and families in need. Learn more about our impact with thousands of youths and parents in Chicago, Illinois and 5 cities nationally. CLICK HERE 

To view photos from our celebration CLICK HERE

Want to support scholarships for youth in our programs from low-income communities and youth in care across Illinois? CLICK HERE 


Check out our current & previous scholarship winners under Success Stories and Gallery-Video.

Welcome to the EAC!

The Economic Awareness Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare students and families for the economic and financial decisions they will make both today and tomorrow. Meeting the needs of families and youth with limited resources is emphasized.

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