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A unique and exciting daily activity for students.

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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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Larry's life has changed completely - click here to find out how!

Eking out a survival on the streets that included bouts of homelessness and prison, Larry knew his biggest problem was his addiction that was slowly killing him. Remarkably, he found the strength to get clean and sober.

With a story like that, you might
be surprised to find out that his biggest
struggle was learning how to live again.

Click to learn more about Larry’s incredible transformation.

Larry’s life has changed completely – click here to find out how!

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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  • It's a #MotivationMonday! What would you like improve about yourself?
  • Thank you to the rock star volunteers from @NorthernTrust who joined us for Motivations and speed networking yester…
  • Yesterday, our President and CEO, Maria Kim, was invited to represent Cara at the opening of @CovenantHouseIL youth…
  • Thank you @ChicagoLeaders for joining us for Motivations and speed networking this morning!
  • No better way to start Valentine's Day than with a Next Steps Ceremony! Congrats to all the students who celebrated!
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Our Partner Programs

Clean Slate TCP Staffing

The Impact

Remain Employed

in initial job placement at one year of employment

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Our Supporters and Employers

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Kellogg Company
  • Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Mariano's
  • Rebuilding Exchange
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Sodexo
  • Salvation Army
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Rivers Casino
  • Fitness Formula Clubs
  • Eataly Chicago
  • Housing Authority of Cook County
  • Catholic Charities
  • Harvard Maintenance Inc
  • Gotham Greens
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • The Habitat Company
  • Union League Club
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Chicago O'Hare
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Resurrection Healthcare
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick
  • Standard Parking
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pierce and Associates
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Center For Working Families
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Cleanslate
  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • Bank of America
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