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CEDA’s mission is to work in partnership with communities to empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Join the many Friends of CEDA who are committed to ending poverty throughout Chicagoland.

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sprout is a passionate and determined group of monthly givers on a mission to diminish poverty in the Chicagoland area. Join this incredible community of change makers!

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As one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country serving residents throughout Cook County, Illinois, we sincerely appreciate the support we receive from our staff, community partners, our funding agencies, and from you – engaged members of the community.

There are numerous ways you can support us: by connecting with us on social media and sharing our updates, and by making a tax-deductible donation.

You may also mail donations with a check, payable to CEDA

ATTN: Development Department
567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60661