Conversations with Cara

    June 2024

Be a part of the conversation!

Conversations with Cara is an engaging discussion centered around our work to eradicate poverty. Our next conversation is this June 2024 and we are looking forward to our next installment of this engaging event.


June 2024





Our Most Recent Panel

Dr. Kathleen St. Louis Caliento

President & CEO

Cara Collective

Michele Howard

Chief Program Officer
Hope Chicago

Dr. Eddie Phillips

Provost and Senior Vice President
National Louis University

Dr. Maurice Swinney

Chief Innovation Officer
Chicago Beyond

Join the Conversation

This is a free, virtual conversation, but we request you RSVP in advance.

Previous Virtual Conversations

Building Economic Vibrancy Across the Latine Community

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we were joined by a panel of civic and philanthropic leaders to discuss the role policy plays in creating equity, and how we are addressing and removing the barriers faced in the pursuit of meaningful employment opportunities.

Writing My Legacy

In honor of Black History Month, Kathleen St. Louis Caliento, Suzet McKinney, and Nicole Robinson take part in a discussion on creating change, inspiring others, and building a legacy.

Appetite for Hope

Because gainful employment and food security go hand in hand, Kathleen St. Louis Caliento and Kellie O’Connell, CEO of Nourishing Hope, discuss the barriers to food and job access and our collective hunger for a poverty-free Chicago.

Beyond the Shecession

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Kathleen St. Louis Caliento and Felicia Davis Blakley reflect on this moment in history and its impact on women in the workforce.

Finding My Voice

In celebration of Black History Month, Kathleen St. Louis Caliento and Dominique Jordan Turner discuss how they found their voices as Black women, impactful leaders, devoted mothers, and so much more.

Thank You to our Previous Sponsors

*Sponsors from June 2023 event