The NewsHour did a segment on an innovative job placement program in Chicago, and featured the Chicago Transit Authority’s “2nd Chance Program” which provides jobs training and employment opportunities for non-violent offenders.

For workers trying to break the generational cycle of poverty, keeping a job can be as important as getting the job in the first place. As part of our series Chasing the Dream, John Yang reports on a program called Cara in Chicago that teaches the personal attributes and soft skills needed to succeed.

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