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An update from Cara regarding COVID-19

Cara Staff

UPDATED July 9, 2020

Thank you for being part of the Cara community and for your commitment to supporting our job seekers who are ready to lift themselves out of poverty and homelessness. Like you, we continue to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are keeping a close eye on official information and guidance from the CDC, WHO, and both the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago. More…

On Fatherhood

Cara Staff

“‘Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend.” – Robert L. Backman

Our Country is on Fire

Maria Kim

Our country is on fire.

Not in the colloquial way we use that term, like it’s lit, it’s popping, it’s amaze.

But in the literal and devastating use of that term like the city of Minneapolis, and the scars of our country, are literally on fire. More…

How to Fuel a Courageous National Movement

Maria Kim

On occasion, and particularly in the time of Miss Rona (that’s what my colleague calls this time of coronavirus), I play a game with my friends called “what’s your number?” On a scale of one to ten, we each shout out or share out our number, where ten represents this day could not get any better, and one represents the pits.

Last week I was at a four.

“Oh, that’s not happening on my watch,” one of my friends replied.

Now don’t get me wrong. She was not trying to invalidate my feelings; she was trying to say we are in this together. That she is going to be there for me to lean on, to laugh with, to breathe with, to help me – over time – boost from a four on up.

She was, in that moment and throughout my life, being quintessential Cara, or the Old Irish word for friend.