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A unique and exciting daily activity for students.

Let's Transform Lives!

Looking back from where I came, I'm ecstatic!

This was the first year Roshaunda could afford to buy her kids' school uniforms.
She now makes enough money to
support herself and her children.
But it wasn’t always like that…
"Looking back from where I came,
I'm ecstatic!" says Roshaunda.
Click to learn more about Roshaunda's amazing journey.

Learn about Roshaunda's amazing journey

Let's transform lives!

The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.

This is how we do it

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  • "Who or what gives you great joy? Why?" #Motivations
  • RT @Debra_Michaels: #SummertimeChi 5 chefs and drinks in support of @motivatedbycara! Join us 8/21 http://t.co/lxPLw6sDbt #chicago #food ht…
  • New this year, our Summer Social 8/21 will feature 5 Chicago chefs, showcasing original dishes! Dont miss out http://t.co/JlYS3xcRVU #foodie
  • Cara student Phillip C. secured a General Fabrication Relief position @egpglass! 17 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • Cara students Eula S., Valencia B., & Gary R. secured positions as Bus Apprentices @CTA! 14-16 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • Cara student Alredia B. secured a position as a Security Officer @TitanGrp! 13 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • Cara student Michelle C. secured a position as a Janitor @ABMJanitorial! 12 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • "What is one thing you would like to improve about yourself? How will you do this?" #Motivations
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Our Partner Programs

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The Impact

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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
  • Michael's Market
  • Allstate
  • Help at Home
  • Community Care Systems
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