CARE: Credit Abuse Resistance Education

Care Chicago

Welcome to CARE Chicago!

Meet our Chicago Chapter



About Us

Chicago CARE has provided financial literacy classes in Chicago schools for 10+ years. We realize that a high school graduation requirement for a Chicago Public School student is that the student completes a unit of study in financial education. As outside experts for the Chicago Public Schools financial education initiative, CARE provides a perfect supplement for enriching and deepening your financial education curriculum.

We distinguish ourselves by bringing real life stories (including those we see in bankruptcy court and on credit profiles) and experiences to the classroom. Our programs have been highly successful, in part because the students appreciate both the expertise and the passion of the people making the presentations.

Last school year alone we gave 175 presentations at more than 38 different venues where we spoke to over 4000 students and other young adults. Among the schools and organizations we visited were Deerfield High School, St. Ignatius College Prep, The Mikva Challenge, and Taft High School. Because of the importance of our message, we continue to try to find new venues to help make a difference.



  • “For me and my students at Grayslake North Lake High School, the contributions of CARE have really been invaluable. CARE volunteers will never know where their impact ends. The indelible message they share resonates deeply in the minds of the young people they encounter.”
    -Tony Bussone, Teacher at Grayslake High School, CARE’s 2020-21 Teacher Liaison


Interested in having a CARE presenter visit your school or speak with your youth group?

Click here to request a FREE CARE Chicago presentation.

Learn more about volunteering with CARE Chicago

Are you interested in volunteering with our chapter and want to know more about what is involved? Each month, CARE National hosts two volunteer information sessions for individuals who are interested in learning more about CARE’s mission.

If you are interested in signing up, FILL OUT THIS FORM. You will be sent the Zoom registration links after filling out the form.

After you attend one of CARE’s volunteer information sessions, you will be connected with our chapter coordinators who can give you more information about how to get involved with the CARE Kentucky chapter.


If you have any questions, click here to contact our chapter.

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