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Welcome to the Capital Area Human Resource Association (CAHRA)

The Capital Area Human Resource Association (CAHRA) is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  CAHRA is committed to serving and supporting local HR professionals by enhancing development through education and resources, providing opportunities for networking, and creating strategic community partnerships.

Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development, and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.  We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on and off the web. 

CAHRA officially celebrated 50 year of service on April 2nd.  View the Celebration presentation @ /sites/!%20.pdf (PDF)

Monthly Meeting 

May 5th @ 11:30 a.m.

Topic: Partnership Opportunities for OJT and Apprenticeship programs through CMPDD & Hinds; Speaker: Tina Tolar

Meeting Registration Link -

Guests are welcome to attend a CAHRA webinar.   The fee is $20.00 per session and can be paid by visiting

**Note: There is a $5.00 processing fee if paying via PayPal. 

2021 Sons and Daugthers Scholarship 

The Sons and Daughters Scholarship was established to assist member’s children with first year college expenses. Three (3) $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year. Students must complete and submit an application by the set deadline in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and personal justification.  A Selection Committee comprising non-CAHRA members will review and determine scholarship recipient(s). Scholarship distribution will be based on the selection committee’s determination and CAHRA’s ability to fund the scholarship(s).

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