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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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Local artists get time in the spotlight

July 23, 2014

Are the Lollapalooza performances of hip-hop artists Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa putting Chicago on the map as a rap-centric city? Lolla, which will be in Grant Park Aug 1-3, features local artists representing a variety of genres such as Electronic Dance Music, Indie Rock, Emo and Singer-songwriters. Chicago is a “music city in[...]

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Lawrence Brown: hard worker, rain or shine

July 23, 2014

Self-described as a “hardworking man,” Lawrence Brown vends outside of a Walgreens in Wicker Park seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. With the hope of restarting his own construction company, Lawrence demonstrates the determination and ability to persevere through anything. MARISSA: How long have you been with StreetWise? LAWRENCE: I’ve been[...]

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Sherita Park brings real-life experience to her work

July 23, 2014

Even though she hasn’t been at StreetWise for very long, Sherita Parker has made her bubbly presence known throughout the office. At 24, she is working on getting her associate’s in business administration at Truman College while assisting StreetWise as a Job Coach of its Transitional Jobs Program. Sherita is also the mother of her[...]

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July 28 – August 3, 2014

July 23, 2014

StreetWise looks at local artists in hip-hop, EDM, Indie Rock, Emo and singer-songwriter genres to see the impact on their careers. Read this week’s cover stories by clicking on the links below: Local artists get time in the spotlight     Also enjoy our the feature stories from the rest of the issue by clicking[...]

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Judy Levey (left), executive director of JCUA; Rabbi Robert J. Marx, founder of JCUA and rabbi emeritus of Congregation Hakafa; and Jane Ramsey, longtime executive director of JCUA.

On its golden anniversary, JCUA looks at today’s challenges

July 23, 2014

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA), honored its founder, Rabbi Robert J. Marx, at a recent 50th anniversary gala. Since 1964, JCUA has pursued “social and economic justice,” and its partnerships with other civil rights groups have helped the organization remain active, inclusive, and influential. As a civil rights advocate, Rabbi Marx has an[...]

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