Street Sense vendors attend and showcase their talents at various events throughout DC during hunger and homelessness awareness week.
Content categorized as Education
Residents at the Community for Creative Nonviolence now have access to a recently refurbished computer lab, tech training, and free laptops. The program’s director aims even higher.
An homage to Vincent Reed
Lack of access to technology prohibits people experiencing homeless from applying for jobs.
The longest-serving director of planetary science at NASA talks space, struggle and perseverance.
Elizabeth Bryant talks about not passing the test to start preparing for the GED.
On September 20th, approximately 6,800 out-of-school and unemployed D.C. youth attended the Opportunity Fair & Forum. Special resources were provided for homeless and at-risk youth.
Sheila White writes about continuing her education.
An poem about the inequality that effects low income people living in the D.C area.
Street Sense Vendor Angie Whitehurst comments on the Shaw Community Center’s impact in the neighborhood.
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 »
I”m going to school to get my General Equivalency Diploma (GED). My teacher really work with me. I’ve passed the Reading course, so I don’t… 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