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StreetWise, Inc. is a social enterprise designed to help the homeless and those at risk of homelessness out of poverty. It is a workforce development agency providing under-served individuals with support & opportunities for professional growth & real employment. Look for our magazine on the streets and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Agency[…]

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August 8 – August 14, 2016

August 15, 2016

Usain Bolt storms the Olympics Usain Bolt   Also enjoy the feature stories from the rest of the issue by clicking the links below: EatWise: Vendor JT visits Lakeview’s Panino’s SportsWise: Discussing being socially conscious in the sporting world From the Streets: A look inside the Wilson Avenue tent city Vendor Profile: Renee Ducksworth shares[…]

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses with his gold medal at the men's 200m victory ceremony during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man

August 15, 2016

by Amy Mackinnon / INSP / www.insp.ngo On Aug. 5, 2012, two billion people around the world were united in one activity: watching sport. Their focus was a packed stadium in the east end of London where shortly before 8 p.m. some 80,000 people fell silent as tension mounted ahead of the most prestigious race[…]

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Wilson Avenue Tent City

August 15, 2016

by Suzanne Hanney Only 18 of the 75 people in Uptown’s tent cities had been housed by July 28, with another 11 people “inactive:” they had moved out of Chicago or not been in touch with outreach workers, so the focus is now on 46 people. The City’s Chronic Homeless Pilot Project began in April[…]

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Panino’s

August 15, 2016

by Alexandria Spillman When JT walked into Panino’s (3702 N. Broadway) with one of his most faithful customers, he had several thoughts going through his head. First, “Oh man! I shouldn’t have eaten so much for lunch.” Second, “That’s okay, I’ll just get something light.” And then, “Oh wait. This is Panino’s. There ain’t nothing[…]

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Renee Ducksworth

August 15, 2016

by Madeline Cohen I’ve been selling StreetWise for over 10 years, and I also work in the office when I get asked to. After working for so long, nothing much has really changed over the years besides the people. One of the things I enjoy about being a vendor is that you develop relationships with[…]

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