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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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  • Let's hear it for Asielsel M! Asielsel is the most recent permanent hire at @habitatcompany! #30 #CaraJobs
  • Christa!!!! Our #29th placement, she is the newest Service Work Coordinator at Catholic Charities! #CaraJobs
  • @Eataly has gained a great new employee in Jessica C! Jessica is the newest Housekeeper at Eataly and she's making us proud at #28 #CaraJobs
  • Three cheers for Carmen K! Carmen just started working as a US Messenger Intercept Clerk! #27 #CaraJobs
  • #GreatWall #Motivations: What have you accomplished within the last year? How specifically, did you achieve this?
  • Michael R. has made us proud! He is the newest Crew Member at The Brickman Group! #26 #CaraJobs
  • Let's hear it for Dominique W! Dominique is the newest BOH personnel at Eastman Egg! #25 #CaraJobs
  • Thanks for the follow @MelodyMendezFOX @GoodDayChicago! Big fans over here @motivatedbycara
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Our Partner Programs

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The Impact

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Our Supporters and Customers

  • 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
  • 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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