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,[...]
Did you know that the contagious, bass-thumping sounds of House music were born in Chicago? Grab this week’s copy of StreetWise magazine and enjoy the feature stories on the history of House, an exclusive interview with 5 Magazine’s Editor Czarina Mirani, the hot DJ collective and music label Crossfader King and much more!
George the friend of mine who, when I saw him always had a big smile on his face And he always asked was I alright? I would tell him “yes” without a big fight. So we talked for a while, and we just kept that big smile George is gone now. I will miss him[...]
“Every Sunday, between 15 and 30 people gather after our 11 a.m. service to meet with paralegals and volunteers from our legal program,” said the Rev. Walter L. (Slim) Coleman, pastor of Lincoln United Methodist Church in Pilsen and associate director of Centro Sin Fronteras, a partner agency of the Coalition of African, Arab, Asian,[...]
As the immigration reform bill headed out of the Senate Judiciary. Committee before the Memorial Day recess, one senator expressed a sense of déjà vu. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) commented in a press release on his website that he favored a similar bill passed in 1986, which provided amnesty for illegal immigrants. “And, today,[...]
Twelve-year-old Jesus Mancha is a U.S. citizen, but his father is not. “I’m here to support my mom and dad,” Jesus spoke forcefully into the microphone after having difficulty speaking loudly enough for the audience to hear during a rally hosted by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). Featured speakers at the[...]