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10th Annual Golf Classic!


















Click here to register.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!

The Owens Family


Tim and Katie Mulcahy

Northwestern Mediccine


Bob and Carol Passaneuau

Codilis & Associates

The Cara Program’s Golf Classic turns ten this year, and we want you to join us! 

Come Thursday, June 18th, 2015 for a round at Harborside, the only course within Chicago city limits, while supporting 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.  

Not only will you be supporting a great cause, you’ll help us kickoff an exciting anniversary year for The Cara Program and Cleanslate, our neighborhood beautification social enterprise: 25 years of The Cara Program and ten years of Cleanslate!

Sponsorships, foursomes and advertising opportunities are available. 

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For Good



Join us for a cocktail reception, art showcase, nail art by AstroWifey, and silent auction of limited edition prints by Carlos Rolón/Dzine. Benefitting The Cara Program’s work to place motivated Chicagoans affected by homelessness and poverty into quality employment, so they can lift themselves and their families out of poverty – for good.

MAY 21, 2015 - 6:00 – 9:00pm

DZINE STUDIO - 629 W. Cermak, Suite #410 Chicago, IL 60616

HOSTED BY Carlos Rolón/Dzine and John Bennecke, True Partners Consulting


cocktail reception: $65

cocktail reception + nail art by Astrowifey (limited availability): $85


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



Give the Gift of Hope, Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday

Celebrate generosity with us on December 2nd!

Click HERE to Donate

Join us as we give the gift of life transformation and hopeful futures on #GivingTuesday. You can double your impact, as all donations received on December 2nd will be generously matched by our dear friends Jim and Kay Mabie.  And you'll help support #ILGiveBig, a Donors Forum campaign to get 100,000 donors to give $12 million to Illinois nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.

Click HERE to donate - Please write "#GivingTuesday" in the comments.

$10 can provide hope for individuals motivated to change their circumstances

$20 can provide opportunity for a jobseeker

$30 can provide a student's public transportation for one week 

$40 can provide one full day of training for a student

$50 can provide one interview ready suit

$115 can provide a student's public transportation for one month

$225 can provide a one-on-one, post-placement coaching session for a student on the job

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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