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Meet Our Volunteers: Jason Rahoy

Cara Staff

Our volunteers are people who add to the heart and soul of our community. They care about our participants and staff beyond measure, and we are grateful for their support. We can’t thank them enough, but we will try our best! (Try? Ain’t nothing to it but to do it!) Thank you to all of our volunteers!
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Meet Our Volunteers: Bob McGarry and Barb Foreman

Cara Staff

The sense of community you feel at Cara is intentional, real, and one of our defining principles. There are so many people that foster this sense of community, and we are celebrating a few in particular: our volunteers. We are immensely grateful for the time and effort volunteers give to our mission. Learn more about who they are and their incredible work here at Cara.
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A Moment of Pure, Simple Joy at Atlanta Mission

Cara Staff

It has become the new normal to focus on the loneliness, hardship, and tragedy the world faces due to the spread of COVID-19. But even in this unprecedented time, there are moments of joy. Our friends at Atlanta Mission, a homeless shelter and an affiliate of Cara Plus, remind us that friendship and opportunity are more important than ever.

Greg is in his twenties and came to Atlanta Mission after battling addiction. He didn’t talk very much when he first arrived; he didn’t think he needed support from anyone. That is until he met Roger, who serves as a father to many of the younger men in the community. Roger is in his fifties and had previously owned a construction company. Similar to Greg, he is bouncing back from his challenges with addiction. Greg and Roger became fast friends, and their friendship allowed Greg to slowly open up and really thrive.

In the story below, Greg shares a moment of joy he recently celebrated with Roger. Both friends continue to excel and find gainful employment through Atlanta Mission @Work, the new workforce development program at Atlanta Mission steeped in Cara’s methodology and co-created by our two organizations.

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Meet Our Volunteers: Matt Kosterman

Cara Staff

We’d like to introduce you to a group of Cara VIPs: our volunteers. Without them, Cara wouldn’t be able to function as it does. We’re so thankful for this talented and hard-working group. That’s why we’re highlighting our volunteers—so that you can get to know more about the people working behind the scenes to make magic happen. More…

Hunt Club Ignites Partnership with Cara

Cara Staff

Hunt Club, a new category of search firm helping companies leverage the power of relationships and referrals to achieve a better hiring experience, launches a web-based platform that allows members of their Expert community to connect with job opportunities and refer top talent directly from their professional networks to some of the most coveted roles across the country. In celebration of the launch, Hunt Club has joined forces with Cara. 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…

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