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For Organizations Ready to Deepen Their Impact

Cara Plus is launching a Request for Information (RFI) to understand the needs for workforce development support for other organizations around the country – especially ones serving individuals with significant barriers to employment, such as criminal-legal system involvement, low educational credentials, homelessness, recovery, and other barriers that prevent talented individuals from entering or advancing in the workplace.

This RFI is for informational purposes only and will help inform if we move forward with a more formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process, which may make awards up to $100,000. As such, your organization’s response to the RFI will not impact the evaluation of responses to any subsequent RFPs. Responses to this will be used solely for information and planning purposes, and as such, no contract will be awarded because of submission.

About Us

For more than 30 years, Cara Collective has worked to build an inclusive economy and create access, equity, and opportunity for our nation’s untapped talent. Each year, we help place people into nearly 1,000 jobs through a combination of our personal and professional trainings and our two social enterprises, Cleanslate and Cara Connects.

Through our expansion arm, Cara Plus, we have worked with more than 80 organizations in nearly 30 states to build a network committed to developing viable pathways to gainful employment. We achieve this through a combination of ways including:

– Our signature cohort-based trainings designed to shift perspectives on hiring and drive workforce development solutions
Our affiliate model where we work with other organizations to co-create a workforce development model steeped in our methodology

Watch this video detailing the launch of our affiliate partnership with Atlanta Mission.

Click here to learn more about Cara Plus and our RFI. Questions? Please contact Monica Yoo, Director of National Workforce Solutions, at myoo@carachicago.org. Please include your organization’s name and contact information in addition to your questions.

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