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stories of transformation
Cara Collective Stories
Today, I’m not afraid. I don’t hold back. I don’t hesitate. Cara taught me I deserve the best. I deserve everything this world has to offer. Now I know my worth and my value. And I can be whoever I want to be!
A rockstar mom of four, Nicole was on a mission to become a valued member of a great company, while also prioritizing the needs of her family. She worked with Cara Connects to find the right opportunity, beginning a brand new career in the nonprofit sector.
Regularly attending morning Motivations helped me understand that even if you aren’t having a good morning, you can make it a great day.
After finding sobriety at Pacific Garden Mission, Emmett was introduced to his new beginning at Cleanslate. His hard work and leadership skills made him an all-star crew member and caught the attention of the Chicago Transit Authority, where he’s employed full-time today.
- “The first time I put on a suit, I looked in the mirror and saw a boss looking back at me. I walked out the door with my head held high and the world looked so new.”– Corneisha, Graduate, Cara Class of October 2018
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