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A unique and exciting daily activity for students.

Let's Transform Lives!

Look at what you helped Charlene achieve



“When I moved into a homeless shelter,
I was so embarrassed that I didn’t
even tell my family… I wanted my
family to think I had disappeared.”

“The only problem: my 17-year-old
son was trying desperately to find me.”

Click to learn more about Charlene's incredible transformation.

Look at what you helped Charlene achieve within two short years!

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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  • Pete Kadens of @SoCore_Solar & Board Member of @motivatedbycara shares with @WBEZ his method to the March Madness! http://t.co/sA3Elg9amO
  • Wow, Chrystal J! Chrystal rocked her interview and will be the newest Residential Living Assistant at Family Rescue! #208 of 345 #TCPjobs
  • RT @maria_kim: @CincinnatiWorks great first day @motivatedbycara spending time with your founder & ED exchanging ideas! thx for all that u …
  • Motivations Thursday @motivatedbycara : Tell us about a person you admire. What has this person taught you? #motivations
  • RT @JToddPhillips: This morning I was @motivatedbycara. Incredible work @maria_kim and team are doing! #keepitup!
  • Motivations Wednesday: What are you afraid of and how are you overcoming that fear? #motivations
  • RT @sterlingbay: Have you registered for our 5K to 1K run benefiting @motivatedbycara? Join us on April 12! http://t.co/F2qbN9doPL http://t…
  • Get excited! Varena came through Cara in Sep 2014 and she is now our new Office Assistant/Scheduler @cleanslatechcgo! #207 of 345 #TCPjobs
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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
  • 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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