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Every Child in Nature, Every Day
Jardincito Nature Play Garden. Photo courtesy of NeighborSpace
Oct 21, 2019

Every Child in Nature, Every Day

Unstructured play in a natural setting has demonstrable benefits for a child’s health and wellbeing—not only have these experiences been shown to reduce stress, increase concentration, and spark creativity, they can also help shape a child’s values and understanding of themselves and the

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Passion and Purpose
Robert, a Cara participant. Photo courtesy of Cara Chicago
Sep 9, 2019

Passion and Purpose

Cara Chicago is a 2019 grantee in the Christopher Family Foundation’s Employment & Entrepreneurship program area. This story was written by Robert, a Cara participant, and contributed by Cara Chicago staff. One of the reasons I came to Cara was because I knew

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Building Capacity in Partnership with Grantees
Laurel and Katie from Jane Addams Resource Corporation explore their donor base
Sep 6, 2019

Building Capacity in Partnership with Grantees

Some thoughts from our Executive Director, Clare Butterfield, after our first capacity building workshop for grantees. Now that I’m on the funding side of the social sector, my finger hovers over the send button for a minute for any invitation that’s going out

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