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The Chicago Area Reading Association is a professional, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and improvement of literacy programs in schools and communities in the Chicago area.

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CARA's Members

CARA's members are public, parochial, and private school educators, administrators and parents in the Chicago area. CARA brings together elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators - all dedicated to improving literacy in their schools and communities. Most CARA members are also members of the Illinois Reading Council and the International Literacy Association, the largest organization of literacy educators in the world.

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As an affiliate of the Illinois Reading Council (IRC), CARA does not allow harassment or discrimination of any kind at any of its events. We will take appropriate and immediate action in response to complaints or knowledge of violations of this policy including expulsion from the event. To report an issue, please visit the Event Registration Desk.  

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