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Get Involved!

Join one of our committees and be a part of our great organization!

Advocacy Committee

Updates CARA board and membership on the latest legislative events regarding education and develops positions on behalf of the organization.

Archives and Awards Committee

Maintains the historical files of CARA and submits necessary documents to apply for annual IRC and ILA Awards on behalf of the organization.

Budget, Finance, and Strategic Planning Committee

Develops an annual planning budget to support the mission of the organization and to ensure financial stability.

Educational Media Committee

Provides leadership in the instructional use of technology.

Family Literacy and Illinois Reads Committee

Addresses issues dealing with the impact of intergenerational literacy on society and plans programs to support cross-generational literacy.

International Projects Committee

Addresses issues dealing with literacy needs of students in other countries and coordinates programs or projects to support literacy in other countries.

Membership Committee

Promotes membership at the local, state and national levels under the leadership of CARA's Vice President.

Nominating Committee

Works with the Past President to solicit candidates to serve on the Board of Directors, to run for office, and to nominate candidates for the CARA Awards.


Professional Development Committee

Plans for professional development opportunities through IRC.

Program Committee

Works with the President Elect to plan and prepare the schedule and programs for all CARA events.

Publicity Committee

Publishes and distributes the CARA Newsletter and publicizes CARA events.


Studies and Research Committee - click on this link to submit research.

Maintains a network of IRC Researchers who have agreed to publicize their research interests and a brief description.

Let us know how you would like to get involved in CARA!


Complete our Interest Survey and we will contact you!

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