Partnership with Cara Chicago

  • Issue: The need to help motivated individuals break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
  • Beneficiary: Cara and their unemployed or underemployed students
  • Date: Feb 14, 2017

Involvement - Chicago Leadership Alliance celebrated Valentine's Day with Cara Program, a social enterprise dedicated to providing jobs and community support to the homeless and unemployed.

Impact - Over 20 CLA members came out and participated in a collective 60 hours of service, working with job candidates to hone their personal pitches and explore their professional interests.  We also spent time with the leaders from Cara’s employment sector, helping them with their reach into local corporations for placement of their students.

Quote - "We’ve already connected with one of your member's organizations to continue business partnership potential – all exciting stuff, especially when considering how continued big picture engagement with the overall Cara enterprise may align well with CLA’s Philanthropy and Civic components. Many thanks for your personal enthusiasm and CLA’s passion for meaningful and impactful work in the community. Deeply appreciate that you’ve chosen to channel it to Cara!" - Sasha, Talent Manager at Cara Connects