Thank you to our donors! 

#GivingTuesday 2021 is Tuesday 11/30! Please consider donating to make 2021 one of our best scholarship fundraising years yet! 


You're invited to our scholarship fundraiser for Giving Tuesday on 11/30 from 6-9pm at Il Poggiolo in Hinsdale.


Thank you in advance for your support! 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 2020! 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 2020.  

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."