Could DC be a family? I don’t think so because I don’t see enough love. I don’t see the intangible bond between the rich and… Read more »
Content categorized as Youth
“Are you ready?” Ressurrection Graves asked an audience of about fifty sixth-graders. “YES!” the students cheered. Then they settled down and listened to Graves and… Read more »
On Monday June 2, dozens of New Yorkers gathered in Washington Square Park to rally for more beds for the homeless youth, especially for those… Read more »
When Street Sense vendor David Denny wrote his poem “Commentary to a Black Man” in 1999, he never imagined the first African-American President of the… Read more »
There are many advocates who focus on the mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S., but never give it any… Read more »
The gowns, in every color of the rainbow, were carefully arranged on a rack. The sequined party shoes and evening bags were set out on… Read more »
Each year teen pregnancy increases, and every day a teenager is having a baby. Most teen pregnancies are not planned. Prenatal care may be delayed… Read more »
Candlelight flickered in the night at a vigil for 8 year-old Relisha Rudd, who vanished while in the care of a man who has been… Read more »
Indie Bands With a Mission started with a healthy dose of youthful idealism – and a cookbook. Clarissa Villondo and Maria Deloso first took on… Read more »
It’s time to stop acting like we’re satisfied with the conflictions we’re subjected to. Instead of allowing ourselves to be treated like nobodies, we must… Read more »
After his relationship with his mom became tense, Dante Davis left home. He spent a year and a half couch surfing and living on the… Read more »
Rikea Richardson knew she was truly on her own when she had stayed the maximum allowed time at a shelter and her family did not… Read more »
When a child is homeless, finding a safe and cheerful place to stretch and play can be a challenge. But a local nonprofit called the… Read more »
Teachers, lawmakers and children rallied on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Oct. 2 to protest the closing of Head Start programs they credited with… Read more »
Thanks to an online campaign called “Homeless To Howard,” it took James Ward just seven days to raise the $14,000 he needed to cover the cost of this year’s tuition after grants and loans. He started classes on Aug 26.
This is a commentary we must all face, of the devastation we have caused on our race. We blame the white man for everything and… Read more »
Jeffery McNeil talks about Trevon Martin and the issue of race on a broader scale.
know we are not supposed to discuss the topic. But I will, because George Zimmerman’s acquittal left a bitter taste in many Americans’ mouths.
A child’s need for a nutritious meal does not stop when school cafeterias shut down in June. Across the District this summer, free meal programs are expected to serve hundreds of thousands of meals to hungry kids, in an effort to make up for those missing school lunches.
Lessons of Hope: A Forum Discussion on Youth Homelessness, was hosted by Street Sense July 16.