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Fostering financial and community wellness in East Garfield Park

Breakthrough’s Economic Opportunity Center provides education, work experience, and supportive services so that Garfield Park residents can be economically stable and strong community contributors.

Breakthrough provides services across 5 key domains that meet residents where they are at on their personal financial journey.


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

Financial Coaching

We support residents to increase their financial literacy, develop savings, improve net worth and provide access to financial products.

Income Support

We help residents get access to the benefits they are eligible for, which increases their income.


We provide housing education and coaching so that residents can become homeownership ready.

Small Business

We help launch small businesses through education and coaching



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Latest Story
Financial Coach Leads Economic Opportunity Center Class

“They’re on a mission”: First Cohort Completes Economic Opportunity Center Classes

The Economic Opportunity Center's inaugural cohort completed classes on career readiness and financial empowerment.

CED Office

3330 W Carroll Ave, 2nd Floor

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pmNotary available


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