Commitment to Action

Lifting Men and Women Out of Homelessness and Poverty

Commitment by

The Cara Program

In 2012, The Cara Program committed to strengthening communities in Illinois by 2015 and forging paths to real and lasting success, by creating and securing 2,000 transitional and permanent jobs (in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, office services, facilities management, and food service among other industries); positioning 1,000 individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency (measured by the Living Wage Calculator derived by Pennsylvania State University); supporting at least 70% of those individuals in achieving one year job retention; advancing 500 of those individuals to a sustainable, living wage within three years of placement.

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Commitment

Lifting Men and Women Out of Homelessness and Poverty

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$4,195,724

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

The Cara Program