Thank you to our donors! 

The consequences of COVID-19 have affected us all, but it has especially impacted the most vulnerable families in need in our community. We understand that this economic crisis will have a dramatic impact on many of the young people who apply for our scholarships. It is estimated that many more students will need financial aid and many students who did not need it before will now require it. Thank you for your support of these young people!


#GivingTuesday 2020 is Tuesday 12/1! Please consider donating to make 2020 one of our best scholarship fundraising years yet! Thank you in advance for your support and thank you to everyone who already donated to our matched giving campaign this summer! Check out our current & previous scholarship winners under Success Stories and Gallery-Video.

Thank you to all of our donors!

The Economic Awareness Council (EAC) is thankful for the support received in 2019! Over 26,000 youth in need from low-income communities across Chicago have benefited from in-person, financial capability programming through EAC programs. Over 57,000 youth have pledged to save each year and over 7,000 youth have completed the Economic Awareness Council online financial education tools. Finally, over 5,138 youth 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 $7,000 in youth scholarships in 2019.  

What does this support meant for students? Check out some of our youth video testimonial to the right.

View our annual report here

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Student Scholar Story: Nia

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“The past three years of working with On the Money Magazine has led to some of the most rewarding and memorable moments of my life. When I joined this company, I started as an intern in the marketing team, and today I stand as the president of the magazine. Seeing this company become more successful everyday has led me to believe in my capacity to make a difference."