Cara Institute

Learn with Cara!

Through Cara Institute, we share our collective learnings with diverse practitioners through immersive trainings and workshops. This cohort-based approach gives practitioners the opportunity for practical knowledge exchange while recognizing different tactics work for different community needs.

Our Approach

Cara Institute is for individuals and organizations who want to learn effective workforce development practices to help individuals prepare for, get, and keep jobs. Several times a year, we bring in cohorts of organizations for shadowing, immersion, and peer-to-peer learning with practitioners to strengthen their model and impact. Cohorts typically run from two to five days.


Institute Topics

• Culture & Approach
• Employer Partnerships & Placement Services
• Outcomes & Data
• Overall Service Delivery Model
• Retention Coaching
• Social Enterprises
• Training


Make a Donation

Your gift goes to work so every Cara participant can. We greatly appreciate any consideration you can give in support of our mission.

$28
$28
Gives a participant a 7-day transit card to get to Cara. $28
$50
$50
Covers the first deposit for a Cara participant to open a bank account. $50
$115
$115
Means a Cleanslate intern gets a pair of work boots. $115
$200
$200
Covers an eye exam and glasses for a Cara participant. $200
$500
$500
Gives one-time rental assistance to keep a Cara family in their home. $500
$1,200
$1,200
Gives 2 weeks of Cara's critical training to a motivated job-seeker. $1,200
$2,500
$2,500
Lands 1 Cara candidate into a permanent job. $2,500
$4,500
$4,500
Gives an employed Cara participant 2 years of retention and career-advancement coaching. $4,500
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We help existing organizations setup locally owned and operated expressions of Cara in their community.
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