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Agency Mission To assist Chicago area men and women, who are facing homelessness, achieve personal stability by providing them with a combination of supportive social services and immediate access to gainful employment. The Vision   StreetWise will provide Chicagoans in need with, “a hand up, not a handout.” To this end, StreetWise will assure that,[...]

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August 18 - August 24, 2014-1

August 18 – August 24, 2014

August 20, 2014

This exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art examines how nuns and priests have been educating immigrants since 1814.

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August 11 – August 17, 2014

August 13, 2014

The Air & Water Show is all about the evolution of flight, so please enjoy our historical timeline.

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Donald Morris : patient character & kind heart

August 5, 2014

Donald Morris has been with StreetWise for almost 11 years and currently sells at the intersection of Clark and Wilson during the week, and on Dickens Street during weekends. His dreams of working with animals are a testament to his patient character and kind heart. Are you from Chicago? Born and raised. If you live[...]

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Mayor appoints Affordable Housing Task Force

August 5, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Ray Suarez (31st ward) have announced the establishment of an Affordable Housing Task Force consisting of community leaders, aldermen and developers to make recommendations on reform of the City’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO). “I am committed to ensuring that growth in the City’s residential housing stock leaves no one behind,”[...]

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William Symonds, author of the Harvard “Pathways to Prosperity” study

Evanston goal: all kids age 23 ‘leading productive lives’

August 5, 2014

In stark contrast to the richness of Evanston, too many young people are not realizing their potential in life because of racial and social injustice and divisions between families, children and organizations. Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) officials say that for too long, individuals have been blamed when the real need is for a change in[...]

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