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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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November 24 – November 30

November 25, 2014

Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, our annual gift guide this year highlights products that benefit non-profits, entrepreneurs and artisans in Chicago and around the world. Read this week’s cover story by clicking on the link below: Holiday Gift Guide           Also enjoy our the feature stories from the rest of the issue[...]

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Who Would You Invite to Sit at Your Thanksgiving Table?

November 25, 2014

Each week, vendors can participate in the StreetWise Writing Workshop to help them improve their writing skills and express themselves in the written word. These essays were written in the workshop. By Dan Knight If I had the opportunity to invite two groups for a discussion at my Thanksgiving table, I would invite law enforcement[...]

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Coach in the Kitchen kneading bread dough

Kneading Bread Dough

November 25, 2014

When I was in second grade, we took a field trip to the Dutch Valley Bakery. I still remember being entranced by the mildly sweet, yeast-infused smell of baking bread. Had it been possible, I would have floated through the air, like a cartoon character, in pursuit of the aroma. Sadly, many traditional bakeries have[...]

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StreetWise vendors talk Chicago sports

Giving Thanks for the Chicago Bulls

November 25, 2014

StreetWise vendors know their sports! StreetWise volunteer Bill Coats and vendors Russell Adams, John Hagan and Vince Collaso (below, left to right) talk about why they are grateful for the Chicago Bulls this Thanksgiving. Vince: Today what we’re going to talk about is the Chicago Bulls and what we’re thankful for with what they’ve got[...]

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Holiday Gift Guide

November 25, 2014

Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, our annual gift guide this year highlights products that benefit non-profits, entrepreneurs and artisans in Chicago and around the world. Sweet Miss Givings www.sweetmissgivings.com With 100 percent of profits benefiting Chicago House’s programs, indulge guilt-free with Sweet Miss Givings. Chicago House has changed the lives of thousands of individuals who are[...]

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