Street Sense Vendor Angie Whitehurst comments on the Shaw Community Center’s impact in the neighborhood.
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Daima Lewis moved her family when her daughters were accepted to the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. But she underestimated the housing market.
Schools like Tubman Elementary have found innovative ways to get kids to come to school, but with a recent investigation casting doubt on district attendance data, some education advocates are calling for changes to DCPS attendance policies.
As I look back over my life and think things over, I can truly say that I am blessed. I am a living testimony.
As my boss and as a leader, George Rutherford gave me the opportunity to express my ideas and implement my plan for further education.
When The Overlook at Oxon Run opened in 2010, providing affordable housing to young families and seniors like Florestine Jones, it came with an added… Read more »
Senator Al Franken sat down with Street Sense vendor Ken Martin to discuss homelessness, gentrification and Bill Maher.
Since its creation in mid-2014, the Alternative to the Court Experience diversion program has provided necessary resources to hundreds of young people while protecting them from the juvenile justice system, which experts say often fails to rehabilitate youth.
Sheila White has found her way back to the classroom despite years of being forced to postpone her education.
While many adults have grown complacent, kids continue to do the hard work necessary to end homelessness
New Workforce Readiness Program helping to find solutions for family homelessness and home insecurity.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
A vendor profile on Juan Callejón.
During Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, teens from Southeast D.C. participated in service projects to honor MLK and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Our Lives Matter campaign, which empowers Black youth in D.C.
A vendor’s goals for the new year.
A story of a red pirahna at the zoo.
The DCRA honored Daniel Gibson and Quanya Reese, two graduates of the DCRA pre-apprenticeship program at Dunbar High School who have been hired as housing inspectors. Reese and Gibson discussed their experience in the program, and representatives from District government touted the program as a path to a middle-class jobs.
Joyful Food Markets is a monthly pop-up market run by Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank that gives the families of elementary students in Wards 7 and 8 free produce and nonperishable groceries at monthly community events. Each enrolled child at the 21 schools where Joyful Markets are currently held can receive 23 pounds of food. Martha’s Table also hosts free pop-up markets at Rita Bright and Fort Stanton community centers.
Vendor-artist Leonard Hyater discusses how we can end homelessness and how he thinks people should treat people experiencing homelessness.
Hillary Clinton will defend racial equality and if elected, says lawyer and community activist Aileen Johnson.