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Fostering financial wellness and economic stability in Garfield Park

Ages 18+

Breakthrough’s Community Economic Development (CED) program provides education, work experience, and supportive services so you can increase your skills, gain and retain employment, and access resources and opportunities. The goal of CED is to promote individual economic stability, wealth creation, and a community of strong contributors and leaders.


Get assistance with job training, career development, career placement, and job retention support.

Financial Coaching

Get support to increase your financial literacy, develop savings, improve net worth, and access to financial products.

Income Support

Get help accessing benefits you are eligible for.


Access housing education and coaching so you can become homeownership ready.

Small Business

Receive education and coaching to prepare to launch a business venture.


Nate Bedell

Senior Director of Housing and Community Economic Development


Community Economic Development Services

3330 W Carroll Ave, 2nd Fl
Chicago, IL 60624

Upcoming Courses


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As a COVID-19 Response Team Member, Cornelius connects Chicagoans to critical resources and leads with love and compassion.

Team Members

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