Cleanslate is Making a Big Move
We are so excited to share that our flagship social enterprise, Cleanslate, is making a big move this summer to Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood! The move, scheduled to be completed before end of summer, will see Cleanslate operate out of a newly purchased $1-million, 11,000 square-foot building (the former 1st Response Ambulance Co. facility on W. 60th and Wentworth).
It also positions us to be a major contributor to the revitalization of the South Side neighborhood. In addition to bringing our exterior maintenance services to the surrounding corridor, Cleanslate seeks to utilize our positive, proactive presence in the neighborhood to encourage more residents to access our workforce services. At present, more than 200 Englewood residents have found transitional employment on Cleanslate’s crews.
“We are grateful for our new home in Englewood and the opportunities it brings to scale our services and create more jobs,” said Brady Gott, Managing Director of Cleanslate. “Our first Cleanslate crew started nearly 17 years ago in Auburn Gresham, not far from our new home. Since then, we have seen thousands of people transform their lives through the power and purpose of employment. We are so proud to mark this next chapter with the residents and leaders of Englewood.”
For the past 11 years, Cleanslate has operated out of a rented facility in the Pilsen neighborhood. This move accommodates our continued growth by providing a larger garage, gated parking lot for our fleet of vehicles, and additional administrative office and training spaces. The new location also provides access to the CTA’s Red Line to increase Cleanslate’s ability to better reach more residents of the city’s South Side.
Cleanslate annually creates over 400 transitional employment opportunities for our job seekers, many of whom have some of the largest barriers to employment. Through litter abatement, landscaping, graffiti removal, power washing, and snow removal, our crews have kept the streets of more than 50 communities clean and safe.
Learn more about Cleanslate’s impact in Chicago and beyond.