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Cara Women's Night 2015: Better Together


Tickets and sponsorships are available now, we hope you will join us!

Summer Social


Cara Summer Social

Thank you so much to the over 350 new and old friends who joined us for a great evening on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at our 3rd annual Summer Social!  With your support, we were able to raise more than $55,000 in support of our mission.

Check out the great pictures from the event!

A huge thank you to our venue sponsor, Loews Hotel Chicago, our in kind beverage sponsors, and the 11 amazing chefs who shared their talents and delicious food with all of us (more details available here on our official invite).

We look forward to another great event next summer!

10th Annual Golf Classic!


Thank you to everyone who made this event a huge success!  

Thanks to you, we raised over $177,000 in funds to support Cara's critical job training and placement programs that enable hundreds of motivated Chicagoans to break the cycles of poverty and homelessness and achieve real and lasting success each year.

We'd also would like the following generous sponsors for being part of this special anniversary event:

Presenting: The Owens Family

Platinum: BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Gold: Advanced Group, Pierce & Associates, P.C., Rivers Casino

Silver: ABM, Bob and Carol Passaneau, Brinshore, BW Capital Partners, Codilis & Associates, Consentus Group, Eurest Services, JLL, John Bennecke/True Partners Consulting, Madison Dearborn Partners, Mullarkey Associates, Inc., NearyMartin, Inc., Northwestern Medicine, The Judicial Sales Corporation, Thomas J. Dwyer & Associates, Inc., Tim and Katie Mulcahy, Twin Lake Total Return, Waterton Associates, LLC

Transformation Tipoff


Join Transformation Tipoff

Get in the game, while helping motivated men and women affected by homelessness and poverty!!  Join The Cara Program's Transformation Tipoff Yahoo Bracket and complete your bracket before March 19th to have a chance to win an engravable chair in The Cara Program's Motivations Circle (check out Motivations here).

Suggested donation- $25

You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the bracket either following your donation, or by emailing us at with the subject line: "March Madness" and your contact information including name, address, phone and email.  A donation is not necessary, but it is encouraged as this is a charity fundraiser in support of The Cara Program's mission.

All donations fund the transformational work of The Cara Program. The Cara Program has no affiliation with the NCAA and Yahoo! Sports.

Men's Night Out 2015

Men's Night Invite

Thank you to all who joined us for another fabulous Men's Night Out on March 5, 2015!  More than 140 guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of networking and drinks to benefit The Cara Program.  Special thanks to Formento's and B Hospitality for delicious food and drink, and to our premier sponsor, Protiviti, for their incredible support. Check out pics on Facebook

The Impact

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Our Partner Programs

  • The CARA Program
  • TCP Staffing

Our Supporters and Customers

  • 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
  • Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
  • SSA #32, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
  • SSA #42, South Shore Chamber Inc.
  • SSA #29, West Town Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #33, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #35, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #34, Uptown United
  • Department of General Services – City of Chicago
  • Deborah’s Place
  • The Admiral at the Lake
  • The Community Builders
  • The Habitat Company
  • Big Buzz Entertainment Group – Chicago RibFest
  • 57th St. Children’s Book Fair
  • Pitchfork Music Festival

Partner Programs

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