While many adults have grown complacent, kids continue to do the hard work necessary to end homelessness
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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.
On Wednesday, October 19, 357 homeless Washingtonians and 304 volunteers took part in the second annual Project Homeless Connect. The resource fair, which is organized by the United Way of the National Capital Area, connects participants with a variety of on-site services, such as medical screenings, employment and housing information, haircuts and voter registration.
Three quarters of public and charter schools in the District now require uniforms, and according to a Street Sense analysis, some uniforms cost as much as $60 dollars each. The average D.C. public school uniform costs $28 for boys and $32 for girls.
The D.C. City Council passed a bill in July creating a program that would teach citizens returning from incarceration entrepreneurship skills. The legislation has not received funding yet, although advocates are pushing for its inclusion in the FY 2018 budget. The Department of Small and Local Business is running a similar pilot program called Aspire to Entrepreneurship for returning citizens.
Tom Reed describes growing up in poverty
D.C. must become better at allocating resources to people experiencing homelessness, Marie-Louise Murville writes.
The Street Sense Film Co-op is raising money for a partnership with DCTV
Gearin’ Up is a bike shop in Northeast that teaches the youth volunteers skills to help them join the workforce.
A new report highlights the supports and needs of homeless students and homeless liaisons.
Fill a Backpack, Fuel a Dream is accepting donations for the upcoming school year until August 17.