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08/13/2013

Our Founder, Tom Owens, had the honor of being interviewed by Philanthropy Roundtable! Check out the article...

06/12/2012

The Cara Program was thrilled to present Walmart with the Good Neighbor Award at the seventeenth annual Tribute to the Stars luncheon on June 12, 2012. Walmart...

01/20/2012

As The Cara Program's Vice President of Finance and Administration, wielding pruning shears is not part of Carla Denison-Bickett's daily routine. That didn't stop her from...

01/19/2012

Independent evaluator Nonprofit Investor (NPI) (http://nonprofitinvestor.org) recently released a report analyzing The Cara Program and we are thrilled to share that the...

12/15/2011

Can social enterprise and nonprofits play nicely? Logan Quan, Cleanslate’s Manager of Business Administration, argues the two can make a happy marriage – and learn from...

12/14/2011

In October 2011, Cleanslate was featured as No Margin, No Mission's Social Enterprise of the month. Cleanslate was recognized for its track record of proven outcomes and...

11/01/2011

The Cara Program is thrilled to share that Eric Weinheimer, President & CEO, has been recognized for excellence in leadership by two prominent Chicago institutions:...

03/29/2011

In late 2009, the success of The Cara Program’s social enterprise, Cleanslate, created the opportunity for us to launch a new joint venture social enterprise with Mercy...

03/25/2011

Unfortunately, Chicago is no stranger to violence.  In fact, in November 2010, two Cleanslate interns (Field Service Representatives) witnessed a mid-morning shooting...

08/31/2010

With an increasing number of foreclosed homes falling into neglect and a growing number of unemployed Chicagoans, Mercy...

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Events

Our Partner Programs

  • The CARA Program
  • CHAPTER TWO: HOME OF SECOND CHANCES
  • TCP Staffing

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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