Clean360 Hosts Summer Soap School

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Clean360 has partnered with The Catalyst Foundation for Youth Development to host a Summer Soap School. Four students from the “Rights of Passage,”Academic Summer Camp, received hands on soap making training from our highly skilled Emancipators. “Soap School” is also for those who are interested in Roots Community Health Center’s Whole Health approach to community development, which is built upon …

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Clean360 East Oakland Makes History on Grand Opening Day

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Clean360 celebrated the opening of its third retail store on February 2nd, 2017.  New and loyal customers patronized the latest Roots Community Health Center social enterprise and participated in hourly gift basket raffles.  The smell of delicious bar-b-que overtook the outside air as customers shopped inside the new store and explored unique soap scents. Clean360’s third retail store, located at …

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Emancipator Spotlight: Perrie Anderson

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Emancipator Perrie Anderson’s journey with Clean360 began by reading a handout on display at a local community employment center in Oakland.  “What caught my eye about the Emancipators Initiative was that it provided jobs for East Oaklanders previously incarcerated and on probation.  I went to Roots Community Health Center to receive more information and received a warm welcome.  I signed …

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Roots in the News: “Out of prison, soap making offers a clean start”

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Roots’ social enterprise, Clean360, was featured on KALW 91.7 FM’s Crosscurrents! Listen here. Accompanying article below: Out of prison, soap making offers a clean start By TAMMY DRUMMOND • MAR 28, 2016 Emancipators make soap at the Clean360 factory in Oakland. TAMMY DRUMMOND “When I was 11 years old, I sold my first crack rock — you know, ’cause times …

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Roots in the News: “Former Inmates Get Clean Start with Soap”

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Roots’ social enterprise, Clean360, was featured in the Oakland Tribune!! Many thanks to Tammerlin Drummond and Jane Tyska for providing a window into our work and the impact it can have. Read all about it! See the full article, video and photo slideshow here. Drummond: Former inmates get clean start with soap By Tammerlin Drummond, Oakland Tribune Columnist Contra Costa …

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2016 Emancipators Academy – Spread the word!

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Roots’ Emancipators Initiative is a unique and transformative workforce development program. We’re excited to put out a call for applications for the 2016 Emancipators Academy, an 8-week program that offers on-the-job training, stipends, leadership skills, mentors and an amazing community to all participants. Emancipators also receive assistance to remove barriers they face to employment, so that they complete the program workforce-ready. Our deep …

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Roots in the News: Tale of Two Cities Podcast Features Clean360

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We’re thrilled to share that Roots’ social enterprise, Clean360, was featured in Richmond Confidential’s podcast, Tales of Two Cities! Thanks, Matt Beagle and Richmond Confidential, for helping tell Clean360‘s story! The piece includes the voices of our own Damien Bradley, Barron Bradley, and Aquil Naji. To hear just the segment on Clean360, skip to the 10:50 mark!

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Roots in the News: “Finding Christmas” – Evening News Spotlights Roots’ Jessie James King, Jr.

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We’re so excited to see Roots Health Navigator, Jessie James King, Jr., featured on KTVU Fox 2 News! Check out the video segment below, and read more about our workforce development programs here. Part I: Part II:

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