Innovation Spotlight: A Social Enterprise Making Our World a Cleaner Place
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Innovation Spotlight: A Social Enterprise Making Our World a Cleaner Place

Written by: Kendra Chaikind Roots Community Health Center is giving formerly incarcerated Californians a fresh start — at home, in the workplace, and for their health. Recognizing that unemployment is extremely harmful to both physical and mental health, Roots launched a social enterprise aimed at providing training and employment opportunities for those who have been disconnected from the…

Clean360 East Oakland Makes History on Grand Opening Day

Clean360 East Oakland Makes History on Grand Opening Day

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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!