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9th Annual Golf Classic


Click HERE to register or purchase sponsorships.

Join us Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 for a round at one of Chicago’s most respected courses, 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.

The Cara Program’s Golf Classic will be held at the beautiful White Eagle Golf Club, featuring their 27- hole championship course and elegant dining prepared by the club’s award winning-chef.

Attend alongside prominent business professionals and investors in our work who are passionate about providing motivated individuals with resources needed to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty. The event attracts participants from industries including finance, real estate, healthcare, technology, and law. 

Your sponsorship of the Golf Classic will provide critical support to The Cara Program’s bold plan of creating or securing 3,500 jobs over five years for our adult job seekers.  Through sponsorship, you or your company will also receive quality brand exposure through recognition on promotional materials, advertising, and The Cara Program's social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin) with a combined following of over 3,000.

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

Title Sponsors
True Partners Consulting
The Owens Family

Silver Sponsors
Neary Martin, Inc.
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

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 - 01/15/2014

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 110 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.

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

Chicago Ideas Week 2013 Lab


This year the Cara Program/Cleanslate is proud to partner with Chicago Ideas Week. On Tuesday, 15 October from 8:30am-10:30am join Cara Program and Cleanslate employees to launch a social enterprise in 90 minutes or less during this "Social Enterprise Bootcamp". Face the ultimate challenge of creating jobs for at-risk Chicagoans while chasing handsome margins.

To purchase tickets to this event, please click here, and for more information about Chicago Ideas Week, check out the full 2013 schedule here!

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
  • 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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