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Dominican University Students Donate 1,000 Hours to Free Tax Preparation

Thursday, May 31, 2018


River Forest, IL -Dominican University students volunteered a total of 1,033.58 hours between January and mid-April, 2018 helping low-income clients prepare their taxes by serving as savings coaches, tax preparers and tax site specialists with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP). The CEP is a nonprofit organization providing free, high-quality tax preparation and tax-related legal and financial services to more than 20,000 people in Chicago each year. The organization provides extensive training to volunteers before they work with clients.




Dominican University has provided voluntary tax preparation for many years through different organizations. This volunteer experience can be valuable for students because it enhances and differentiates their resumes while introducing them to the challenges faced by low-income earners.  




About Dominican University


Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master’s degrees through the College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2018 issue of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest master’s level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as a “Great School at a Great Price.”