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Articles
Chances Are | Sophisticated Living

Chicago CEOs on How 9/11 Changed Their Career Paths | Chicago Sun-Times

Emanuel Says He’d Like to Improve His Patience | Chicago Sun-Times

Can Jobs Stop Bullets? | Crain’s Chicago Business

Finding Support, Jobs & Motivation at Chicago’s Cara | SEE Change Magazine

Rites of Passage | Chicago Magazine

Clips
Self-Awareness is Key to Self-Sufficiency | PBS NewsHour

Cara Clothing Drive | ABC7 Chicago

Rivers Casino Celebrates 5 Years | Windy City Live

Second Chances | Small Forces

Cara to Mark 25 Years of Helping Chicago Homeless | ABC7 Chicago

What Makes a Leader? | Chicago Tribune

Social Innovator Awards Winner: Cara | Chicago Innovation Awards

Life After It’s Over | Innovating Chicago-Style

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