Ladder Up

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community


350 N Orleans StSuite C2-100Chicago, IL 60654 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Ladder Up is committed to helping hardworking, low-income students and families access the financial resources and tools they need to achieve financial stability. By recruiting and training a workforce of more than 1,400 volunteers recruited from the Chicago area’s premier accounting, law, and financial service firms, banks, consultancies, and universities, Ladder Up provides free financial services to help students and families climb up and out of poverty.


Ladder Up is a Chicago-based nonprofit committed to helping hardworking families and individuals access the financial resources and tools they need to move up the economic ladder. Whether it is helping clients get the tax refunds they deserve, secure the financial aid that makes higher education affordable, or gain the knowledge to make sound financial decisions, Ladder Up provides free services to more than 18,000 clients annually and since its founding in 1994, has served 148,000 clients and created an economic impact of $295 million. Ladder Up offers financial services through three programs - the Tax Assistance Program (TAP), Tax Clinic, and Finacial Literacy Program.


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by KinaMichelle e. (July 7, 2024)
We at Ladder up had a after 15th party at wrigley field. Also communication is well encouraged . Have similar common ground input of Tax Filer Tax Preparer Tax Filing roles is very fun, Also it's great practice as your taxes are filed prepared.
by Leah C. (February 26, 2018)
When the first volunteer did not work the second time I came back with the last document I needed, the older man who worked with me, went above and beyond the service. I asked him a few questions about my research on taxes and what was suggested by city's small business classes I attended and learned that the info conflicted with what he knew. I would have had to pay hundreds of worth less than 1ยข USA dollars for the service I received. Thanks Ladder Up for the service.

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