Artist/Vendor Ronald Smoot shares his thanks for his customers.
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As DC’s Treasure Trove jewelry store prepares to close, Anthony Carney reflects on the effect the store has had on him.
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.
Earlier this month, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a Request for Information seeking input from investors and entrepreneurs about how to create an inclusive innovation ecosystem that provides more opportunities for people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community.
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.
Marcellus Phillips has battled epilepsy for 20 years, the last of which he has spent sleeping on his sister’s living room floor. After a persistent effort, he now can depend on a monthly disability payment.
FY 2018 budget does not identify funding for Incarceration to Incorporation Entrepreneurship Program Act of 2016 despite being unanimously passed as a law in 2016. Current D.C. employment and entrepreneurship services for returning citizens cannot provide for the amount of people released from the Department of Corrections, and do not focus on creating education partnerships to facilitate reintegration into society for retuning citizens.
New Workforce Readiness Program helping to find solutions for family homelessness and home insecurity.
Street Sense Vendor Anthony Crawford has been getting his customers ready for Valentine’s Day. With the help of Second Story Cards, a startup project run… Read more »
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.
his weekend, I participated in a special training course for leaders. This training took place at Bread for the City in Southeast Washington.
Like the thirty-some other street news paper s in the United States , Street Sense provides its vendors with instant access to a low-barrier employment opportunity (our vendors are self- employed, independent contractors) intended to provide them with both income and portable job skills.
Salutations. My name is Parlez Vous. I am a neophyte Street Sense vendor. At 27 years old, I can say that I had no idea I would become an apostle of the homeless community.
Home Free Bagels, a new bagel business in Asheville, N.C., plans to hire homeless residents, the Ashville’s Citizen- Times reported. Local eateries have already committed… Read more »