When Aida Peery received her master’s in information systems with a 3.83 GPA, she never thought that in a few years she would be homeless, living on the streets.
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I know the law can’t watch everything, but every school in the United States should have a breakfast and lunch program— make that around the… Read more »
Sammy Nganga Ngatiri has struggled on two different continents, but still wants to improve the world that has often been cruel to him. Ngatiri, who… Read more »
The story of Pieus Ennels
After overcoming drug abuse and a misdiagnosis, Deana explains her path to redemption.
Shakaye Henry moved to Washington, D.C. more than three years ago. Although she became homeless not too soon after her move, she has always enjoyed the District.
An in depth look at vendor Marcus Green
The story of Victor Blokhine and his experiences dealing with a language barrier and being falsely accused.
Franklin Sterling, 58, is proud of many things. He is proud to be vendor #214 for Street Sense. He is proud of his back- ground as a ’70s protest kid in D.C., opinionated and steadfast. And, above all, he is proud to call himself a modern poet with a love for the classics.
A look at the life of Barron Hall and his struggle with PTSD
A look at the life of long time Street Sense vendor, Veda Simpson
An interview with Evelyn Nnam.
Vendor Chino Dean likes to be known as the “Grand Baby Bugs Bunny” and from his cartoons you may agree. When creating one of his cartoons, the first thing he does is think about his character. Once he has a character formed in his mind and drawn on his tablet, he will imagine speaking to the character which is how he creates the dialogue for his cartoons.
Growing up, Street Sense vendor Philip Howard loved to joke around with his guardian mother while she baked warm, fluffy biscuits. He would pretend someone… Read more »
The family and friends of Street Sense vendor, martial artist, philosopher, mathematician, homeless advocate and photographer Cliff Carle celebrate his life and mourn his passing… Read more »
For years William Robert Carter didn’t know how to live without alcohol or drugs. He worked so he could be around people-and steal from them. … Read more »
Donald Brooks was born the oldest of nine children and raised in Southwest D.C. He attended Western High School, now Duke Ellington High School, in… Read more »
The day wears on in Baltimore. Marvin Hammerman and his assistant, Anna Jackson, have arrived at BWI Airport and are en route to the residence of… Read more »
On my first day as a Street Sense vendor, I was standing on a corner of M Street in Georgetown, exhausted and a little frustrated. Despite the… Read more »
Edna was born in Richmond, Va., and lived there until the age of 12. She came to D.C. at the age of 13, and she… Read more »