I grew up living in Baltimore City. When I was 18, I was independently living until I turned 21 when I aged out of foster… Read more »
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An Anacostia public school just created a brand-new STEM lab for its students — many of whom may be experiencing homelessness or poverty.
Most students don’t start their day with “WAKE UP!” at 6 a.m. I’m not most students. My “dorm” is a shelter. My “library” is any… Read more »
The scholarship from Woodley House will support all five awardees as they complete the certification program or pursue internships and jobs to put their credentials to use.
Vendor Marcus McCall shares the difficulties of his childhood.
Middle school students from the U.S. and abroad came to Washington, D.C., as finalists in the Future City competition.
“I wish I had a school like that when I was growing up,” one parent said.
The first phase of the $7 Million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition resulted in a tie between the two teams that saw the most growth in English literacy among users of their apps.
I’ve had the pleasure and honor to be a cardmaker with Second Story Cards for the past year. Second Story Cards is a D.C.-based social enterprise that… Read more »
Steve Lilienthal argues the GU Pivot program should be demonstrated in other schools throughout the U.S.
Christopher Stewart has been reaching out to his community by standing on a street corner with free breakfast food and novels.
More than 30 million adults in the U.S. struggle with literacy. The XPrize Foundation is trying to revolutionize adult learning through mobile phone apps. With these apps, adults can learn on their own time so that they can get a GED, get a better job or prepare for college.
After being selected as a finalist for best contribution/story of the year, vendor Wendell Williams raised the funds to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for the International Network of Street Papers Awards.
Tyrone Chisholm Jr. writes this series to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities
he has found while homeless, employed and enrolled in higher education in our
Tyrone Chisholm, a Street Sense Media volunteer, writes about keeping a positive outlook while being stereotyped.
D.C. local government agrees upon LGBTQ health data collection, in opposition to Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate it.
D.C. Central Kitchen, a work force training program, will create a youth program for food service training
An opinion piece depicting author Tyrone Chisolm Jr’s struggle to succeed in governmental rehousing.
Volunteer Tyrone Chisolm describes the methods he uses to improve his life as a homeless person.
A woman whom I tutored in reading stunned me years ago when I mentioned the Vietnam War. Even though we both grew up in the 1960s and 70s, she never knew it happened. She didn’t know about World War II or many other events of which most American school children would have a foggy grasp.