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Community as a Core Value

Cara Staff

In my work at Cara, partners often express concern that our society’s system of support has failed so many of our neighbors in need. “The system is just broken,” they’ll say. If this is true, perhaps the system is broken because it’s been built to provide services – not community. More…

We stand firmly in a moment of pride and possibility.

Cara Staff

The following is excerpted from the Better Chicago Together Transition Report written by the transition committees of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and submitted on May 17, 2019 ahead of her inauguration. The below is from the committee on Business, Economic, and Neighborhood Development, which was co-chaired by Cara President & CEO Maria Kim. Click here to read the full report, including recommendations for the Mayor’s administration. More…