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I'm an Individual Development Specialist at Cara. It's a lot like a job coach. I've worked here for almost a year and a half. I fell in love with Cara because it offers the really powerful combination of support, opportunity, and accountability. I've never seen a nonprofit like it before. I want to see the credit scores of my students increase!


The Cara ProgramThe Cara Program
The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success. Since 1991, The Cara Program has placed more than 3,000 individuals into full-time,… More

Needs validated

Computer to complete my radiology degree

Member: Brenda (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Julie, The Cara Program

I need a computer and printer to do my homework. I work full time and take college classes at night. My son also needs a computer for his schoolwork. More

$675of $675

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2012

I'm a security guard but I don't have healthcare. I need new glasses so I can get a promotion!

Member: Shirley (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Julie, The Cara Program

I'm dead set on getting a promotion to full-time but I need glasses. Along with my hard work and attention to detail, It'll make me the top candidate. More

$335of $335

Need funded!

10 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

I'm a working mother and I need living room furniture so our home feels complete

Member: Marie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Julie, The Cara Program

I just got promoted and got a new apartment. But after I pay rent, utilities, food, & other expenses, I don't have money left for furniture. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

14 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013


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