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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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July 11 – 17, 2016

July 19, 2016

Conquering Disability: Dancer Paige Fraser & ADA25 Chicago Paige Fraser ADA25 Chicago   Also enjoy the feature stories from the rest of the issue by clicking the links below: SportsWise: Discussing the Derrick Rose trade to the Knicks EatWise: Vendor Louis Hale visits Chop Sticks Sushi & Grill in the South Loop From the Streets:[…]

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Paige Fraser

July 19, 2016

by Alexandria Spillman Photos by Nohemi Moran for Nomee Photography www.nomeephotography.com This StreetWise story was inspired by the Disability Pride Parade. Paige Fraser, a charter member of Visceral Dance Chicago and still a somewhat new Chicagoan, searched for a Chicago-based medium to tell her story, and she reached out to StreetWise for an exclusive interview.[…]

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Chop Sticks Sushi & Grill

July 19, 2016

by Jhan Knoble Louis Hale and I went on a date. A perfect first date. We saw the movie A Perfect Match, the irony not lost to us. Afterwards, within walking distance of the Icon Theaters is a little Chinese restaurant called Chop Sticks. It’s located on the north side of Roosevelt Road between State[…]

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Robert Qualls

July 19, 2016

by Dave Hamilton What brought you to StreetWise? A friend of mine was selling StreetWise and he had money. He told me he sold StreetWise magazines. I asked him, “Can I join?” and he said, “Sure.” I didn’t take it seriously at first, but it did the job. It was helping me supplement some bills[…]

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Continuing ADA25

July 19, 2016

by Suzanne Hanney If you have attended the Millennium Park Tuesday film series this summer, then you have been a beneficiary of English subtitles provided for people with limited hearing. The subtitles are just one legacy of ADA25 Chicago, a yearlong initiative in 2015 that leveraged the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act[…]

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