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The Economic Awareness Council and Bank On Chicago were excited to partner with New America & Heartland Alliance to help individuals secure their child tax credit and use direct deposit to receive their pay into a bank account. 

The EAC would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions and financial support. EAC programming would not be possible without the support of these donors and partners:

  • Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust

  • Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

  • First Eagle Foundation

  • State Farm insurance Companies®

  • BMO

  • Republic Bank

  • US Bank

  • Wells Fargo Bank

  • Wintrust Bank

  • Huntington Bank

  • Goodwill Industries of North Florida

  • Fifth Third Bank

  • Old Second Bank

  • PNC Bank

  • Byline Bank

  • Hinsdale Bank & Trust

  • Great Lakes Credit Union

  • Children First Fund

  • Numerous Private Donors

The EAC collaborated with over 175 schools & organizations in order to provide needed programs.

Program partners included:

  • CFA Society of Chicago

  • Chicago City Treasurer

  • Illinois State Treasurer

  • Illinois Comptroller's Office

  • Bank On Illinois

  • Bank On Chicago

  • Bank On of Greater Milwaukee

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Office of the Mayor of Chicago

  • Chicago City Clerk

  • Chicago Transit Authority

  • Chicago Public Schools

  • Chicago Park District

  • Chicago Housing Authority

  • After School Matters

  • Chicago Public Library

  • Department of Family & Support Services

  • Illinois Department of Children & Family


  • DePaul University

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commision

  • Northeastern Illinois University

  • University of Illinois  - Center for Economic Education

  • True Star Magazine/True Star Foundation/

    True Star Radio

  • America Saves

  • Young Illinois Saves

  • UCAN Alternative School Network

  • George Washington High School

  • Phalanx Family Services

  • Heartland Human Care Services

  • Communities in Schools of Chicago

  • Catholic Charities

  • Illinois Secretary of State

  • Junior Achievement

  • Bogan Computer Technical Academy

  • Gage Park High School

  • Butler College Prep

  • Kelly High School

  • Simpson Academy

  • Pritzker College Prep

  • On the Money Magazine

  • Museum of Science & Industry

  • New America

  • Ladder Up

  • St. Charles Youth Services

  • Lad Lake

  • Goodwill of North Florida

  • City of Minneapolis

  • City of Miami

  • Newark Workforce Development Board

  • Numerous Others...

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