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Cara: Second chances

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Cara inspires motivated people to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and forge paths to sustainable, successful lives.


The Irish word for ‘friend,’ Cara gives a second chance to people ready to turn their lives around, focusing on job training and skills. Sometimes, all a person needs is a friend to say “I believe in you.” And that is precisely what Cara does, along with providing a training model to give their students the tools to be successful.

  • Founded in 1991
  • 120 Chicagoland employers
  • 78% remain employed for at least a year

To learn more about Cara, and to support and engage with them, visit their site http://www.carachicago.org

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To learn more about how to get involved with the Cara Program: http://www.thecaraprogram.org/
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