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Who the heck are we?

At Foot Soldiers, LLC, we're committed to eliminating #dirtystreets by cleaning one home at a time, extending our impact one block at a time. Clean properties and streets do more than boost curb appeal; they form the cornerstone of healthy, safe, and proud communities. No excuses—just meaningful change. Join us to be a force for good, elevating the quality of life for families and neighborhoods alike.

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A world where communities thrive with the support of praying families who help maintain them.

Our History

In 2000, Barnabas Uba Shakur's childhood friend, a member of the notorious street gang called the Bloods, was accused and convicted of a crime at 19 and received a life sentence. This event deeply affected Barnabas, prompting him to take action. Three years later, at just 23 years old, he started a nonprofit organization called Bed Stuy's Project Re-Generation, Inc. (PRG) to help prevent other teens in his neighborhood from falling victim to similar circumstances. In 2016, the PRG cleaning program was discontinued, and  Barnabas, became the owner of Foot Soldiers, LLC.

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Owner's message

"Hello, neighbors!

As a successful landlord, you know that keeping your property clean and well-maintained is essential. With our 20+ years of experience, we can help you showcase your commitment to providing a high-quality living experience for your tenants. Let us handle the cleaning and snow removal, so you can focus on being the hero that your neighbors and tenants need.

- Barnabas Uba Shakur, Owner of Foot Soldiers

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We're proud to announce that we've been voted Best in Brooklyn Sanitation Services for two years in a row! Thank you to our amazing team and our loyal customers for your support. We're committed to keeping our streets clean and our community healthy.

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In the News:

Various News broadcasts and publications have spotlighted Foot Soldiers' leadership, including, but not limited to, Pix11, NY1, BCAT, NY Times, Daily News, AMNY, Brooklyn USA, Commerce News, Our Time Press, Volvo, and Daily Challenge. In addition, since the Foot Soldier's inception, its social purpose model and leadership have been recognized by major organizations, including Andrew Goodman's Foundation; Toyota 100 Cars for Good Finalist; CNN Hero of the Week Nominee; Independence Community Foundation; Do Gooder Award Finalist; New Yorker of the Week – NY1; Nonprofiteer of the Year – Young Nonprofits Professionals Network; NYC Mayor and Snapple's "Best People in NYC"; "For Outstanding Commitment to Entrepreneurship" – Emerging Business Leaders' Summit; Union Square Awardee; "National Social Entrepreneur of the Year" – Oppenheimer Fund; "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" – National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship; Citizen's Committee and Fleet Bank's “Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award” and "National Student Entrepreneur of the Year" and National Business Plan Competition Champion 1st place – US Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency.

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