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.

1,520
Tons of Trash Collected
455
Tons of Recycling Diverted
3,742
Tons of Snow Plowed
51
Communities Served
484
Total Jobs in FY20
389
Transitional Jobs
95
Permanent or Long-Term Placements
72%
One-Year Retention Rate for Permanent & Long-Term Placements

*Metrics based off FY20 data.

Our Alumni

Emmett

After finding sobriety at Pacific Garden Mission, Emmett was introduced to his new beginning at Cleanslate. His hard work and leadership skills made him an all-star crew member and caught the attention of the Chicago Transit Authority, where he’s employed full-time today.

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Dian

Dian is one of our alumni working on the front lines making a big difference in the community. It’s who she is: a firm believer that we should all care about the well-being of others.

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Sije

Coming to Cara, Sije sought out a new professional path, but she left with so much more. “Cara opened my eyes and opened doors I never thought could be opened. The first door led Sije to Cleanslate, Cara’s social enterprise that creates transitional employment opportunities in exterior maintenance.

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Pashk

Pashk had to change how he looked at himself and his career when he immigrated to America. Struggling to find employment, he turned to Cleanslate to start earning an income and find the resources that led him to a dream career at the Chicago Furniture Bank.

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  • “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. 

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We do much more than just clean,
we change communities 

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