OUR IMPACT

How we’re making a difference in our
communities and beyond

Our Impact Overview

We count everything, from bags of trash and recyclables collected, miles of streets cleaned and snow plowed, properties maintained, and, of course, jobs created, so you can see the value we’re bringing to your job and our community.

1,621
Tons of Trash Collected
442
Tons of Recycling Diverted
5,926
Tons of Snow Plowed
49
Communities Served
514
Total Jobs in FY20
415
Transitional Jobs
99
Permanent or Long-Term Placements
62%
One-Year Retention Rate for Permanent & Long-Term Placements

*Metrics based off FY21 data.

Our Alumni

Dantrell

Dantrell was working job after job, struggling not only financially, but also with finding opportunities to learn and grow. Seeing Cleanslate crews making a positive difference across Chicago is what gave him the motivation to join our crew, start a new career, and help his community.

READ FULL STORY

Dewanna

Feeling stressed and in search of a new start, Dewanna found a job she loved at Cleanslate. Over time, she worked tirelessly with our team to build a better life for herself, which led to securing housing and getting her finances in order.

READ FULL STORY

Justin

Right before he was released from prison, Justin learned that his mom passed away. Feeling lost and depressed, he turned to Cleanslate for a second chance. Today, he’s a star crew member, proving to himself and the world that his past will not define his future.

READ FULL STORY

Lawrence

Lawrence was on the streets, dealing with the consequences of living a negative lifestyle. But then he found Cleanslate, where he could beautify neighborhoods just like his. Lawrence’s leadership caught the attention of the company, The Bazaar, and he became an integral member of their team.

READ FULL STORY
  • “Cleanslate is always willing to go above and beyond. The reinvestment in our city and community by providing jobs is priceless.”
    – Michael, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber

About Us

Learn more about who we are and what we do at Cleanslate. 

LEARN MORE

We do much more than just clean,
we change communities 

Learn more and hire Cleanslate for your community or business.