Welcome to Cara’s Tribute to the Stars

Re-watch all our Motivations and event program below!

This year, we are giving you a chance to return to the Motivations circle. Watch our three remote Motivations held at different partners in our work, and watch our Tribute program recorded live in our Great Room to hear stories from our alumni and this year’s honorees!

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Tribute to the Stars Program

Join us in Cara’s Great Room for our 2021 Tribute to the Stars program.

Motivations with Cleanslate

Join us in the Motivations circle with our social enterprise Cleanslate.

Motivations with Northwest Center

Join us in the Motivations circle with our Cara Connects co-location partner Northwest Center.

Motivations with LSSI Works

Join us in the Motivations circle with our Cara Plus affiliate partner LSSI Works.

Our Most Mission-Focused Event is Back

Our oldest event, Tribute to the Stars honors our employed Cara graduates and the corporate and community partners who have been instrumental in their success. This year, our traditional breakfast is cancelled, but we are offering you the chance to join the Motivations circle from home! Tune in to one of three virtual Motivations from a different location connected to Cara Collective, then join us live from the Great Room.


Cabrini Green Legal Aid


Barb Foreman & Bob McGarry


Make a Gift to Support Our Community

Thank you for supporting our Tribute to the Stars. Your gift goes to work to ensure each Cara participant can too. We greatly appreciate a donation of any amount to support our mission. Your donation will:

  • Provide hope, personal and professional training, and resources to our motivated job seekers
  • Keep our participants on their pathway out of poverty towards a brighter future
  • Transform lives and communities through the power of a job

Read our Virtual Program Book

2021 Cara Tribute to the Stars Program Book

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Motivations Sponsor

Jobs Sponsors

Opportunity Sponsors

*As of 10/19/21