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Summer Social 2014


Click HERE to register.

Join The Cara Program for a fun evening Thursday, 8/21 from 6:00-9:00 pm to celebrate, network, and support The Cara Program’s mission. This year’s Summer Social will showcase a few of the most exciting young chefs in the city.  These great culinary artists will share their version of Chicago “street cuisine” with each chef drawing inspiration from their favorite Chicago neighborhood.

Sponsorships are available for purchase. Click HERE for more details.

9th Annual Golf Classic


We are incredibly grateful for everyone who was involved in this year's 9th Annual Golf Classic. Because of the outpouring of generosity, we exceeded our goal and raised more than $160,000!  Those funds move The Cara Program closer to reaching our ambitious goal to create or secure 3,500 jobs over 5 years so motivated Chicagoans affected by homelessness and poverty can achieve real and lasting success.  A sincere thanks to our sponsors and participants for making this event a great success!

Like us on Facebook and checkout the pictures from the event HERE.

Thank you to our generous sponsors! Check out their websites by clicking the links below.

Title Sponsors
True Partners Consulting
The Owens Family

Platinum Sponsors
Rivers Casino

Gold Sponsors
Advanced Group
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Silver Sponsors
Bob & Carol Passaneau
Codilis & Associates
Consentus Group
Golub & Company
Guardian Life Insurance Company
Jones Lang LaSalle
Judicial Sales / Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund
Neary Martin, Inc.
Pierce & Associates
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

Thomas J. Dwyer & Associates
Thompson Flanagan
Tim & Katie Mulcahy
Twin Lakes Total Return

Men's Night Out 2014


Thanks to all who made this event a success!

Stay tuned for other ways to support The Cara Program!

Name a Chair

12/05/2013 - 12/31/2014

Motivate us every day - name a chair in the Motivations circle!

For the first time ever, The Cara Program is offering an exclusive naming opportunity for people who are interested in making a difference in Chicago and becoming a permanent partner in the fight against poverty and homelessness. For $1,000, you can participate in this exclusive opportunity and name a chair in the Motivations circle! Only 100 chairs will be sold, so secure yours today!

A plaque with your name and message will be seen each day by TCP students and the hundreds of influential supporters and friends of The Cara Program who are part of the Motivations circle each year. Inspire students, guests, and staff each day with a message of your choosing! You may decide to:

  • Memorialize an event, personal achievement, or promotion
  • Give a creative and meaningful gift for the holidays
  • Honor a retiree’s important career
  • Celebrate the success of a professional group, department, or team
  • Honor the volunteerism or leadership shown by another TCP supporter you respect
  • Or, share a saying that motivates you Will you inspire the Cara community to greatness each and every day? 

To become a part of this exciting opportunity and purchase your chair today.

Click HERE to print the form and mail a check.

Click HERE to purchase online. Be sure to put "Chair" in the comments.

Tribute to the Stars 2013


Since 1991, The Cara Program has placed more than 3,750 motivated individuals affected by homelessness and poverty into quality jobs with benefits. Tribute to the Stars is our opportunity to celebrate employed students and graduates of The Cara Program for pursuing their dreams and transforming their lives. Friends, partners, and supporters of The Cara Program attended a special lunchtime "Motivations" at the Holiday Inn - Chicago Mart Plaza on Novermber 21, 2013 to honor Cara students and the corporate and community partners who have been instrumental in their success.

In case you missed it, click HERE to get a glimpse of Tribute to the Stars 2013.  A big thanks to Duo Consulting for putting this video together.  Click HERE to read the transformation stories of TCP graduates who shared at the event.

Thank you to those that sponsored this inspiring event:

Presenting Sponsor

JPMorgan Chase


Motivations Sponsor

BMO Harris

The Owens Family


Gold Sponsor

Patrick O'Connor's Give Back Mission

Pierce & Associates

University of Chicago / University of Chicago Medicine


Silver Sponsor

Jones Lang LaSalle

Northwestern Medicine


Table Sponsor

Advanced Group

Consentus Group

Dan Dal Degan


Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Jim & Maxine McCarthy

The Judicial Sales Corporation / Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund

Lance Russell

Mercy Housing Lakefront

Bob & Carol Passaneau

The Roche Family

Thomas J. Dwyer & Associates

True Partners Consulting

Standard Bank & Trust Company

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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
  • 180° Property Services
  • 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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