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Let's Transform Lives!

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!

Cleanslate, a social enterprise of The Cara Program, provides paid transitional jobs in neighborhood beautification which have a dual purpose - invigorating our communities and providing the platform to help individuals build the skills to secure lasting careers.

This is how we do it

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  • It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude. #FridayFeeling #Reflections
  • Check out photos from our 11th Annual Cara Golf Classic @HarborsideGolf ---->
  • We fear rejection, want attention, crave affection, & dream of perfection. Be #Fearless&Limitless #MorningMotivation
  • Give thanks for all of the opportunities that even our struggles bring. #TodayIAmThankful #MorningMotivation
  • Sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. #KnowYourWorth # #MorningMotivation
  • Today we celebrate 18 individuals 1 year anniversary on the job #GreatWallceremony ! #CaraGrads
  • The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.#GreatWall#MorningMotivation
  • @cleanslatechcgo is doing it right this weekend at @GreenFestChi in Wicker Park- come see them in action! #chicago
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The Impact

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Our Supporters and Customers

  • 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
  • Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
  • SSA #32, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
  • SSA #42, South Shore Chamber Inc.
  • SSA #29, West Town Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #33, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #35, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #34, Uptown United
  • Department of General Services – City of Chicago
  • Deborah’s Place
  • The Admiral at the Lake
  • The Community Builders
  • The Habitat Company
  • Big Buzz Entertainment Group – Chicago RibFest
  • 57th St. Children’s Book Fair
  • Pitchfork Music Festival

Partner Programs

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