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LADDER UP FEATURED ON NBC CHCAGO TODAY JANUARY 24, 2023
PHYLIS CAVALLONE-JUREK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FROM LADDER UP, TALKS ABOUT OUR FREE TAX PREP, TAX CLINIC AND FINANCIAL COUNSELING.
LADDER UP FEATURED ON YAHOO FINANCE JANUARY 17, 2023
LADDER UP PROMOTES ANNUAL Tax-a-Thon THAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 FROM 9 AM TO 12PM AT OLIVE HARVEY COLLEGE.
LADDER UP FEATURED ON THE AURORA BEACON-NEWS JANUARY 13, 2023
LADDER UP’S FREE TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM HELD AT THE WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LADDER UP FEATURED ON KANE COUNTY CHRONICAL JANUARY 13, 2023
SHAW MEDIA PROMOTES LADDER UP’S FREE TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM HELD AT THE WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LADDER UP FEATURED ON UNIVISION JANUARY 11, 2023
LADDER UP PROVIDES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND AN OVERVIEW OF OUR SERVICES
LADDER UP FEATURED ON THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES JANUARY 10, 2023
LADDER UP CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
LADDER UP FEATURED ON NBC CHICAGO-April 12, 2022
FILE YOUR TAXES FOR FREE WITH LADDER UP
NEWS NATION NOW FEATURES LADDER UP APRIL 11, 2022
HOW TO PREPARE FOR TAX SEASON WITH LADDER UP
LADDER UP ON WGN RADIO 720 March 25, 2022
Ladder Up joins WGN Radio’s John Williams on the Wintrust Business Lunch
Ladder Up visits WGN Daytime Chicago March 1, 2022
WGN Daytime Chicago audience learns more about Ladder Up’s Free Financial Services
FOX 32 CHICAGO – February 16, 2022
FOX 32 Chicago talks free Tax Prep with Ladder Up
Ladder Up on WVON 690 Radio February 14, 2022
Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek joins WVON Host Darlene Hill to discuss Ladder Up Free Tax Prep Services
White House Press Release February 8, 2022
White House Cites Ladder Up Tax Prep Programs During Event to Ensure Americans Get the Tax Credits They Deserve
FOX 32 Chicago – February 2021
FOX 32 Chicago spoke to Ladder Up about providing free tax services to communities around the Chicago land area.
Chicago Now Article – July 2020
Chicago Now spoke to Ladder Up about the Get My Payment Illinois Coalition’s work to ensure as many Illinoisans as possible secure the Federal stimulus payments.
Chalkbeat Chicago Article – July 2020
Chalkbeat Chicago spoke to Ladder Up’s Carly Oishi about FAFSA trends amid the pandemic and the process for updating aid forms if your financial situation has changed in 2020.
Voice of Charity Radio Interview – March 2020
WNDZ spoke with Ladder Up and Catholic Charities to discuss the importance of their partnership and the impact it has generated over the years.
Daily Southtown – March 2020
Daily Southtown spoke with Ladder Up and Larry Owens, a longtime volunteer at the Southland tax site, about tax services and benefits.
WGN – February 2020
Ladder Up spoke with WGN about tax tips for the gig economy.
FOX Chicago – February 2020
Ladder Up spoke with FOX Chicago about important notes for the tax season.
WGN Radio – Wintrust Business Lunch – February 2020
Ladder Up spoke with WGN on the Wintrust Business Lunch about key tips for the tax season.
Univision – February 2020
Univision interviewed Ladder Up about tips for the tax season on its Primera Hora morning show.
Chicago Weekend Citizen – January 2020
Ladder Up spoke with Chicago Citizen about the free tax services it provides to Chicagoans.
Tax Time Allies Press Release January 2020
Through its Financial Freedom Foundation, Intuit made a $15,000 grant to Ladder Up to support the organization’s free file service.
Chicago Tribune – December 2019
Ladder Up spoke with Tribune reporter Dawn Rhodes about the challenges of colleges communicating with students via email when teenagers aren’t checking as often as they should and possible solutions.
WCIU TV – December 2019
Ladder Up was interviewed on WCIU’s The Jam to discuss navigating the college financial aid process.
WVON Radio – Fall 2019
Ladder Up was interviewed on the Perri Small Show in the fall of 2019 to discuss applying for financial aid for college.
WVON Radio – Spring 2019
Ladder Up was interviewed by Perri Small of WVON in the spring of 2019 to discuss what to do if you can’t pay your tax bill.
Red Eye Chicago February 2018
Ladder Up was featured in a column in the Red Eye featuring volunteer opportunities and information about our services.
ABC 7 highlighted Ladder Up’s 2018 Tax-A-Thon event at Olive-Harvey College and ongoing tax preparation services.
Ladder Up 2018 Tax-A-Thon Press Release
Ladder Up Launches Tax-A-Thon During Busiest Month of Tax Season
Spanish Public Media
Ladder Up Project Coordinator Becky Santiago was interviewed by Spanish Public Media about free tax help available in 2018 and Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs).
Patch.com & Lawndale News
Patch.com and Lawndale promoted Tax Prep Chicago, the partnership between the City of Chicago, the Center for Economic Progress, and Ladder Up, that makes free tax services available to thousands of Chicago residents each year.
Tax Prep Chicago Press Release January 2018
Tax Prep Chicago Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Free Income Tax Assistance
WTTW’s Chicago Tonight interviewed Ladder Up about tax tips.
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago invited Ladder Up to be a part of its 2012 “Because of You” video.
Ladder Up Founder Bob Burke was named a Chicagoan of the Year in 2011.
21st Annual Chicago Innovation Awards
Ladder Up is the recipient of the Wintrust Chicago Neighborhood Award at the 21st annual Chicago Innovation Awards!
LADDER UP WELCOMES
INTUIT FINANCIAL FREEDOM FOUNDATION FUNDING
MEDIA ALERT: Ladder Up Wins IRS Award – May 2, 2022
IRS AWARDS LADDER UP FOR TAX-A-THON EITC AWARENESS EVENT
MEDIA ALERT: Super Saturday April 16, 2022
LADDER UP GIVES CHICAGOANS FREE TAX SERVICES DURING TAX SEASON; APRIL 16 SUPER SATURDAY FINAL PUSH
LADDER UP RECEIVES FUNDING – February 16, 2022
Ladder Up receives $20,000 from Intuit Financial
Freedom Foundation to help families and individuals seize the tax time moment to take control of their finances.
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