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When people ask me what I do, I tell them, “I help college students find and land jobs and internships.” That’s my 3-second elevator pitch. If you were to ask people at The Cara Program what they do, you’d probably get a response like, “We help the homeless and at-risk populations find and land jobs.” Essentially we’re doing the same things – just for different groups of people. Finding a job isn’t easy, as you probably know, but think about how difficult it is for someone who is homeless. Employers typically want employees who can provide stability, but being homeless is a pretty big sign of instability. The problem is that it’s really hard to become stable without a job. That’s why The Cara Program, based out of Chicago, provides “comprehensive training, permanent job placement and critical support services.”
Cara must be the person who started this program, right? Nope. The Cara Program was actually founded in 1991 by Tom Owens. So who’s Cara? Cara is a lot of people, because cára is old Irish for “friend.” The Cara Program is all about being friends to people in need. And right now, The Cara Program needs some new friends – in the form of employees. Their Careers page has a number of jobs listed, and a couple look suitable for new college grads. These include Development Associate, Job Developer, and Community Resource Specialist. The application instructions vary by position, so check out the specific job listings to get all of the details.
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