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07/10/2014

“The Cara Program is surgery, not a Band-Aid.”

05/14/2014

After 18 years of dedicated service at The Cara Program, Eric Weinheimer will be President and CEO of The Donors Forum beginning July 1st. Maria Kim will be assuming the...

04/01/2014

CHICAGO – Songs of joy and triumph, rounds of claps and cheers, and proclamations of “motivate me, what, that’s my friend,” could be heard through the halls of The Cara...

03/18/2014

The Cara Program is more than just job training for motivated individuals. It’s about transforming lives, restoring independence, and cultivating talent and potential....

03/14/2014

After 18 years of exceptional service, Eric is stepping down from his post at The Cara Program, to take on an exciting new role as President and CEO of...

02/14/2014

In light of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share this powerful story with you.  Love is not just about hugs, kisses, and warm fuzzy feelings.  True love sometimes...

11/21/2013

Need a dose of Inspiration?

Read these stories of transformation from...
08/22/2013

Chicago, Aug. 22, 2013 – The Cara Program today received a $50,000 contribution to assist with employment services. The grant – which was given to the non...

08/13/2013

Our Founder, Tom Owens, had the honor of being interviewed by Philanthropy Roundtable! Check out the article...

07/12/2013

The social profit sector in Chicago is strong and The Cara Program is proud to support fellow service providers in their pursuit of a brighter, more vibrant city for all....

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Our Partner Programs

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  • CHAPTER TWO: HOME OF SECOND CHANCES
  • TCP Staffing

Our Supporters and Employers

  • Accenture
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • Armitage Baptist Church
  • Calumet Area Industrial Commission
  • Ravenswood Community Council
  • Skilken
  • Six Corners Association
  • River North Businesses
  • Various Private Groupon Customers
  • 180° Property Services
  • John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • Illinois Medical District Guest House
  • Little Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Medical District
  • The Habitat Company
  • Union League Club
  • Scrub Inc.
  • Oce Business Services, Inc.
  • Charter One Bank
  • Standard Bank
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Chicago O'Hare
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Gate Gourmet
  • Vacant Property Security
  • Sodexo @ Northwestern
  • Resurrection Healthcare
  • Greyhound
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick
  • Standard Parking
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Securitas
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pierce and Associates
  • Manpower
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Terrace Paper Company
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cambridge Commercial Cleaning
  • Center For Working Families
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Cleanslate
  • Digby's Security
  • Dyson, Inc.
  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • ACORN Housing
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • ARAMARK
  • Bank of America
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