Cara Chicago helps workers achieve personal financial goals

Nov 26, 2019 No Comments by

Many alternative staffing businesses offer financial literacy training as a supportive service to help candidates manage their earnings, build savings and credit, and access emergency loans. We recently spoke with Alliance member Cara Chicago to understand how they structure and fund these services.  Job seekers enter Cara Chicago through one of several portals: Cara Classic, a full-time, […]

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Cara Chicago launches Cara Plus to expand its reach and impact

Jul 10, 2019 No Comments by

Cara Chicago has launched a new entity Cara Plus to share its workforce development services approach with partner organizations in other cities. Cara initially tested an expansion model with Lutheran Social Services in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2016, co-creating LSSI Works, a workforce development program steeped in the Cara methodology. In Atlanta, Cara has now launched […]

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County ordinance provides model for social enterprise procurement

Mar 01, 2018 No Comments by

The Cook County Board in Chicago recently enacted the Cook County Social Enterprise Ordinance to promote the growth of local social enterprises and inspire other municipalities in Illinois and beyond to follow its lead. Eligible entities get a 5% pricing discount in bidding for County procurement opportunities (meaning a $100 bid is treated as $95.) […]

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