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November 11, 2014 by StreetWise

Enjoy this special edition of StreetWise magazine. Every year, we put together a Chicago Non-Profit Guide so that our readers may become more familiar with non-profits in the area and learn about all the wonderful things they do to help those in need. We hope you will read about a cause that is personally close[...]

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LIFT Chicago

November 11, 2014 by StreetWise

Mission: LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We work to help people lift themselves out of poverty for good. LIFT is working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty. Annual Budget: $758,132 Key Campaigns: LIFT works with 2,000 individuals and[...]

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Jackie Robinson West All-Stars

September 23, 2014 by StreetWise

StreetWise vendors know their sports! [Clockwise] Russell Adams, John Hagan, Moderator Bill Coats and Mohammad Stout (not pictured) talk about the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Team and their success. Bill: Today, we are going to talk about the fantastic Jackie Robinson Team right here in our own backyard! John: That’s right, from the South Side[...]

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Russell Adams: A StreetWise Super Seller

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September 4, 2014 by StreetWise

StreetWise Vendor Russell Adams is one of the most dedicated, determined and driven human beings that you will ever meet. He’s been with StreetWise for nearly 20 years and currently works in the Loop selling StreetWise magazine. His incredible work ethic has earned him a part-time position on the StreetWise staff doing maintenance and janitorial[...]

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Jeff Berg: saying “hello” to Wicker Park

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September 4, 2014 by StreetWise

“When I was a kid, I would go in the basement and fix things,” said Jeff Berg, 52, who was born in Colorado and grew up on a farm in Kansas before living in Texas, New York and Chicago. “I remember my first experience with electricity. You remember the single lightbulb candles for Christmas? I[...]

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June 2 – June 8, 2014

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June 2, 2014 by StreetWise

Are you an ‘author’? Technology is making self-publishing more accessible – and accepted. Learn more this week in StreetWise! Read this week’s cover story by clicking on the links below: Are you a would-be author? New technologies make self-publishing accessible to all     Also enjoy our the feature stories from the rest of the[...]

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Young & Homeless: Number of shelters & drop-in centers increase in Chicago

April 30, 2014 by StreetWise

Eighteen months after the adoption of Chicago’s Plan 2.0 against homelessness, two long-term action items are in place for unaccompanied homeless youth: drop-in centers and shelters have opened across the city, raising the number of overnight beds from 20 to 114. Creation of a comprehensive menu of services for unaccompanied youth was one of seven[...]

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March 26 – April 1, 2014

StreetWise 2013 Annual Report-1

March 26, 2014 by StreetWise

StreetWise wants you to know about the men and women who we have supported with employment, social service support and job training. Through our yearly Annual Report, you can learn about our many accomplishments and the people and organizations who have helped make our success possible. To view the complete PDF version of the StreetWise[...]

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StreetWise vendors write to Ukrainian vendors

March 26, 2014 by StreetWise

Last week, the participants of the StreetWise Writing Workshop posed a list of questions and wrote a group letter to their fellow street paper vendors at Prosto Neba, a street paper in Lviv, western Ukraine. This week, the vendors wrote individual letters regarding their personal experiences selling StreetWise and opinions about the job. Jeffrey Berg[...]

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$3 million sought for homeless youth in Quinn budget

March 21, 2014 by StreetWise

More than half the state’s 55,000+ homeless students lacked services such as tutoring, preschool and counseling last year, according to a survey released Feb. 27 by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH), which is seeking $3 million restored in Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed FY15 budget to cover these services. CCH did a survey in[...]

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