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Cleanslate is our social enterprise, founded on the principles of "fast and friendly" service, community and vitality.

Our Social Enterprise, Cleanslate
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Looking back from where I came, I'm ecstatic!

This was the first year Roshaunda could afford to buy her kids' school uniforms.
She now makes enough money to
support herself and her children.
But it wasn’t always like that…
"Looking back from where I came,
I'm ecstatic!" says Roshaunda.
Click to learn more about Roshaunda's amazing journey.

Learn about Roshaunda's amazing journey

Let's transform lives!

The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.

This is how we do it

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  • Cara student Charlene Buckner advanced her career as a Combined Rail Operator @CTA! 62 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • Cara student Vicky J. secured a position as a Driver Aide at SCR Medical Transportation! 61 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • "Share the greatest lesson you have ever learned." #Motivations
  • Cara student Saffareene G. secured a position as an Administrative Assistant at Trinity United Church of Christ! 60 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • Cara students Danielle L. and Christopher A. secured positions as Housekeepers @eatalychicago! 58-59 of 345! #TCPjobs
  • RT @skillscout: Congrats @motivatedbycara @maria_kim for making it to the Top 100 Finalists in @Chi_Innovation. Peoples Choice Awards here …
  • Can we count on your vote? http://t.co/aPrXPyZ5FW #vr4smallbiz
  • "What challenge or obstacle have you overcome that can motivate someone else?" #Motivations
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Our Partner Programs

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The Impact

Job Placements

graduates placed into quality jobs since 1991

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Our Supporters and Employers

  • Accenture
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • Armitage Baptist Church
  • Calumet Area Industrial Commission
  • Ravenswood Community Council
  • Skilken
  • Six Corners Association
  • River North Businesses
  • Various Private Groupon Customers
  • John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • Illinois Medical District Guest House
  • Little Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Medical District
  • The Habitat Company
  • Union League Club
  • Scrub Inc.
  • Oce Business Services, Inc.
  • Charter One Bank
  • Standard Bank
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Chicago O'Hare
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Gate Gourmet
  • Vacant Property Security
  • Sodexo @ Northwestern
  • Resurrection Healthcare
  • Greyhound
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick
  • Standard Parking
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Securitas
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pierce and Associates
  • Manpower
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Terrace Paper Company
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cambridge Commercial Cleaning
  • Center For Working Families
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Cleanslate
  • Digby's Security
  • Dyson, Inc.
  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • ACORN Housing
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • ARAMARK
  • Bank of America
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