Asian American Leadership Spotlight: Maria Kim

Asian American Leadership Spotlight: Maria Kim

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Maria Kim, President & CEO, Cara Collective

Cara Collective roots its workforce development training in the idea of community to both lift up and empower job seekers.

Between their workforce trainings and their social enterprises, Cara Collective places people into 1,000 jobs annually.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:00am


In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Common Impact is spotlighting members of the AAPI community who are making a difference every day through their careers and social impact work.

Read our interview with Maria Kim, President & CEO of Cara Collective, a Chicago-based workforce development nonprofit that engages job seekers, employers, and organizations across the country to break the cycle of poverty through the power and purpose of employment. This year, Cara Collective celebrates its 30th anniversary and 7,300+ individuals placed in 11,500+ quality jobs since its founding in 1991.

Learn more about Cara Collective’s work to build an inclusive economy and watch The Road Up, its documentary on the road out of poverty. Plus, check out ways to volunteer!