OUR EMPLOYMENT PARTNERS

We work with those whose motivation matches our candidates’

By sharing the same goals as Cara Connects, the synergy created among all partners powers success. We align with businesses that want to hire, organizations and strategic partners that want to affect change, and individuals who want to do their part. Here are a few of the inspired, compassionate, and motivated employment and referral partners we work with:
An Investment in Community & Lives
The Habitat Company is a full-service residential real estate company committed to the highest standards in management, service and development.  In business for over four decades, The Habitat Company is a true anchor partner for Cara Connects.  Not only do they provide entry-level positions for Cara candidates to begin their careers, they have also helped them to advance by extending opportunities to move into management.
Bringing Hope to the Hopeless
As one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago annually serves over 1 million people in Cook and Lake counties. Through a broad array of services, Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter, and counseling to individuals and families in the city of Chicago and its suburbs. Cara and Cara Connects has placed over 100 candidates with Catholic Charities over the course of our partnership.
Narrow Focus - Deep Insight
Levin Schreder & Carey is one of the largest law firms in the Chicago area dedicated to estate and income tax planning, and related dispute resolution. The firm’s principal focus is on federal income tax, estate tax, gift tax and charitable planning for individuals and closely-held businesses. We are grateful to have Levin Schreder & Carey as an emerging employment partner.
Our Brands Make an Impression
Helping Hand Partners (HHP) is a non-profit corporation that helps retailers and other companies source unique, socially responsible products while helping people improve their lives and become self-sufficient by providing job opportunities to those with barriers to employment. HHP has hired several Cara Connects candidates for its growing product line, 1eleven lift, while lifting the lives of people affected by poverty in the process.
Engage. Educate. Empower.
The Northwest Side Housing Center is a community-based, non-profit organization that engages, educates, and empowers members of its community. It accomplishes this mission through housing counseling, financial education, community organizing, outreach, advocacy, and supportive services. As a partner of Cara Connects, the Northwest Side Housing Center is a quality source for motivated placement candidates.
Supporting People & Communities
Growing Home is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers under-resourced communities by providing job training and on-the-job learning experiences in organic agriculture. As an organization dedicated to helping individuals living in poverty find their path to self-sufficiency, Growing Home is a trusted source for Cara Connects candidates.

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