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One of the largest private non-profit organizations in the country, CEDA serves 240,000 Cook County residents annually. Over forty programs and services are offered in the areas of child and family development, health and nutrition services, senior citizen programs, economic development, employment and job training, housing services, education services and community development.

They are constantly improving and expanding their services to further aid their mission of assisting individuals, families and communities. CEDA has over 650 full and part-time employees, and nearly 4,500 volunteers, dedicated to helping Chicago area residents attain economic self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.


CEDA Mission Statement:

To work in partnership with communities to empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.

Community Action Promise:

Community Action changes people