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May is Community Action Month

May is National Community Action Month (NCAM)! Community Acton Agencies has been a central pivotal force in eradicating poverty for low-income families and individuals for over 50 years. Community Action embraces the obligation to ensure that the barriers of structural racism, gender inequalities, and other inequities are addressed. Especially during these times of crisis and […]

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Special Edition: Spring 2021 Update

Our CEDA Family is laser-focused on ending poverty in Chicagoland and building thriving communities together. CEDA has provided basic needs for our neighbors for over 50 years – needs such as keeping their electric, gas, and water utilities on, supporting moms and babies, maintaining or finding homes, and working hand-in-hand to stabilize lives. But it goes […]

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NCAP Hails Long Overdue Shift in America’s Commitment to Address Poverty Through the American Rescue Plan

Statement by the National Community Action Partnership Media Contact: Johnny Eudaly [email protected] WASHINGTON, March 11, 2021 – Today, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law, sending necessary relief to communities and populations across the country that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to funding for vaccine outreach and distribution to […]

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Love Letters to WIC

When women and children thrive, communities thrive. Studies have shown that nutrition and education are key to stabilizing and economically mobilizing communities across the world – and that’s why our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is so important to our mission. As part of a national program, our team strives to take service to […]

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Why We Celebrate Black History Month

Why does the US celebrate Black History Month? The answer to that question is a part of Chicago history! Carter G. Woodson sparked the Black history movement and was a graduate of the University of Chicago. In February 1926, Woodson established Negro History Week to encourage “people of all ethnic and social backgrounds to discuss […]

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CEDA Family Talks: Diversity & Inclusion

During Black History Month, we’re reflecting on the key role diversity and inclusion plays in the fight for racial and economic equity. Two spectacular members of the CEDA Family, Jermaine Terrell and Charis Humphrey, shared their thoughts on how CEDA’s diverse staff helps further our mission. Here’s what they said: How long have you worked in […]

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CEDA Gifts and the CARES Act: What You Need To Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on what we have seen in our communities throughout CEDA’s 55 years of service. Hundreds of thousands of people in Chicagoland are held back by racial injustice, stagnant wages, institutional bias, and generational poverty. Now more than ever, Black and brown communities are suffering. Households are into poverty […]

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CEDA’s Year in Review

What a year it has been. Without a doubt, we are living through one of the most challenging moments in modern history. From the COVID-19 crisis taking hundreds of thousands of lives, to the civil unrest in response to racial injustice, to the millions of people slipping into poverty as the result of the economic […]

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