Reporting from Artist/Vendor Reginald Black on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which allows low-income families to send their children to private schools, and is slated to lose funding next year.
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Artist/Vendor Jeffrey McNeil shares about his experience guest speaking at Georgetown University Law Center.
Twelve Vanderbilt University students experienced living homeless for 48 hours as part of an educational partnership with The National Coalition for the Homeless.
Students from a local school get the chance to spend a day in the shoes of a Street Sense Vendor.
Summer is here for school children. No tests, teachers, or homework to get in the way of the all-important nothing that children have been longing to do all year. A time of fun-filled activities and carefree, lazy days.
For 48 hours in early March, Brandi Tuck, a political science and philosophy major at University of Florida, was homeless.
Instead of taking a traditional spring break trip to the beach, Tuck and other members of the school’s Alternative Breaks Program came to Washington to participate in the Urban Plunge Program.
For nearly 15 years, Bright Beginnings has been providing a wide variety of programs aimed at serving the educational, social and physical needs of Washington’s most vulnerable citizens: homeless children between the ages of 6weeks and 5 years.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it would funnel more than $1.4 billion to more than 4,400 homeless programs in 2005, marking the largest amount it has ever committed to combat homelessness in one year.
An interview of former Congressman and Reverand Walter E. Faunteroy on social issues affecting America.
A profile on Street Sense vendor Bobby Buggs, detailing information about him.
These children are all part of a tutoring program called Project Northstar. They were asked to write essays about “what is homelessness,” and these are their answers.
Project Northstar matches homeless, formerly homeless, and at-risk children with adult tutors, There are currently more than 150 students in the program, and they meet once a week with tutors at five different sites throughout the city.