The Cara Program and the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

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Cara Program

Based in Burr Ridge Illinois, Codilis & Associates is a law firm focused on creditor’s rights and mortgage law. Aside from the firm’s legal work, Codilis & Associates supports organizations in the Chicago area that provide pathways out of homelessness and poverty. Among these organizations is the Cara Program.

The Cara Program is an award-winning charitable organization that is dedicated to helping the homeless. The Cara Program achieves this in partnership with many other organizations and community groups which help the Cara Program identify individuals that could benefit from their program. Their program includes training in life and employment skills, linking their students with employment opportunities, and staying with them over the first year of employment to help keep their lives on track. The Cara Program has won numerous awards for their work, including the Chicago Neighborhood Development Award.

The Chicago Neighborhood Development Award is a program that recognizes the role of nonprofit and charitable organizations in building communities throughout Chicago. The application process for the award this year opens in July and the awards ceremony will be held in February next year.


Author: Codillis & Associates

Located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Codilis & Associates, P.C. is a respected leader in the legal area of creditor rights. Led by Senior Partner Ernest J. Codilis, Jr., Codilis & Associates specializes in real estate law, particularly in the areas of bankruptcy, building court, evictions, foreclosure, and real estate owned property. Combining expertise in client services and technological innovations, Codilis & Associates provides services supported by the most technologically advanced systems and equipment available, such as LenStar, NETtrak, FIS Desktop, NewImage Express(TM), inter alia. An active member of the wider legal and mortgage banking community, Codilis & Associates maintains memberships in the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) Designated Counsel for Illinois, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) Retained Attorney Network for Illinois, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and The Chicago Bar Association. Beyond legal practice, Codilis & Associates is highly involved in a number of charitable organizations dedicated to helping disadvantaged children, including Cambodia’s Hope, Mercy House, and World Vision, Inc. Codilis & Associates also recently donated to the Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.’s efforts to assist homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

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