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The Cara Program is only able to continue its important work because of the generous support of its community ...

... including the many employers who hire Cara students, our referral partners, and the volunteers who commit their time and energy to prepare our candidates for the workplace.

The community also includes a broad base of funding partners.  Without this financial support, it would be impossible to provide such a comprehensive range of services.  

(Please click here to read our Donor Privacy Policy and Donor's Bill of Rights.)

We also understand that in these economic times, current and prospective investors are undoubtedly scrutinizing their charitable giving to ensure that their investments are well thought out and make a significant impact on the organizations they choose to support.  Please know that every dollar that comes into Cara carries with it more weight than ever.  To be considered for a gift, particularly in these challenging times, is an honor in and of itself, and Cara greatly appreciates whatever consideration its friends - new and old - may provide in contemplating a financial gift to our organization.  Together, we are providing access to quality, permanent employment with which our students (and their families) may have the footing and the support to break out of poverty, once and for all.

The Impact

Job Placements

graduates placed into quality jobs since 1991

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Our Partner Programs

  • Clean Slate
  • TCP Staffing

Our Supporters and Employers

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Kellogg Company
  • Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Mariano's
  • Rebuilding Exchange
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Sodexo
  • Salvation Army
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Rivers Casino
  • Fitness Formula Clubs
  • Eataly Chicago
  • Housing Authority of Cook County
  • Catholic Charities
  • Harvard Maintenance Inc
  • Gotham Greens
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • The Habitat Company
  • Union League Club
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Chicago O'Hare
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Resurrection Healthcare
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick
  • Standard Parking
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pierce and Associates
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Center For Working Families
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Cleanslate
  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • ARAMARK
  • Bank of America
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