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Tribute to the Stars 2014


Since 1991, The Cara Program has placed more than 4,600 motivated individuals affected by homelessness and poverty into more than 6,400 quality jobs. 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 are invited to attend a special lunchtime "Motivations" to honor Cara students and the corporate and community partners who have been instrumental in their success.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Holiday Inn - Chicago Mart Plaza

350 W. Mart Center Drive

Sponsor: Interested in aligning your work with The Cara Program's mission through a sponsorship?  Click here to view a menu of opportunities.  Click here to secure your sponsorship today!   

Register: Click here to register for the event.

Preview: New to the event?  Click here to read stories of TCP graduates who shared at the event last November.

Questions? Email Beth Lye or give her a ring at 312-798-3304.

Summer Social 2014


Thanks to all who joined The Cara Program for a fun evening on Thursday, 8/21 from 6:00-9:00 pm to celebrate, network, and support our mission. The 2014 Summer Social showcased the talents of chefs Cory Morris of Mercat a la Planxa, Daniels Espinoza of Dinner Lab, Joe Heppe and Bryan Collante of Untitled, and John McLean of Burger Bar.  These great culinary artists shared their version of Chicago “street cuisine,” drawing inspiration from their favorite Chicago neighborhood.

We are grateful to all who attended and especially to our student speaker, Mike, who shared his story at the event. Thank you to our fabulous sponsors for making the evening possible!

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!

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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