Join our workforce development

We work with leaders around the country to create and grow sustainable workforce solutions.

By sharing our methodology and our learnings from 30 years in this space, we seek to help more individuals experiencing poverty get back to work. We do this through a variety of offerings best suited to your needs. See below to learn how we can work together.

Workforce Development Solutions Lab

Join our immersive training for workforce development professionals to deepen your impact and reach, learning alongside Cara and organizations around the country.


Through affiliation, we partner with existing organizations to co-create a sustainable workforce development program to help people in their community move towards self-sufficiency.

Resources & Tools

Access content including articles, how-to guides, and effective practices on workforce development and inclusive employment to strengthen your approach to workforce development.

Building Community Virtually

Learn how we curate meaningful virtual experiences for our Workforce Development Solutions Lab attendees with our guide: Five Ways to Build Community Virtually.

  • “The Workforce Development Solutions Lab was valuable and will have a lasting impact on why and how I serve my clients. The content and format was rich and unique. I am so glad my company allowed me to attend.”
    – Regina Hampton, Mercy Housing
  • “I would say Cara helped bring inspiration to new ideas on how to operate a workforce development program. They helped paint a picture of what an individual can accomplish when they have space to heal from trauma, learn about employment competencies, and grow through quality coaching. This alone helps identify areas that may be missing or need improvement within your own programming.”
    – Matthew Tannenhill, Catholic Charities of Wichita
  • “The exposure to this refined workforce development business model fills in the blanks rounding out the tough edges on OHCEDC’s program design. We can now add these new ‘best practices’ with the assurance of improved successful placements and outcomes for our participants.”
    – Beverly Carlton, Olive Hill Community Development Economic Corporation
  • “This was an incredible experience! Learning about Cara’s service delivery model, its history, and its organizational culture provided me with valuable insights into ways that we can enhance our organization.”
    – Betty Jean Curran, The Grooming Project

Join Our Network

By joining the Cara Network, you’ll gain access to a collective of workforce development organizations and exclusive resources to strengthen your approach to workforce development.


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