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January 18, 2016 by admin

A.Allen Personal success is not homelessness. I’ve been homeless and it was not a successful feeling. As a matter of fact, I felt I was at my lowest point in my life. My self-esteem and my vision of hope was almost obliterated. It looked as if success for me was impossible and unrealistic. I went[…]

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Claro puts experience to work

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December 22, 2015 by admin

by Jeffrey McManus Claro Duany is a wonderful conversationalist. I recall when I first met him, working with him to sign up for the Transitional Jobs Program here at StreetWise, and speaking with him about his wealth of experiences. He spoke about moving to the United States from Cuba, all of the many different types[…]

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Chiraq

Vendor A. Allen

December 21, 2015 by admin

by A. Allen The movie “Chi-raq” is about gang wars in the black communities, black on black crimes, senseless killing, and the government not being attentive to these problems. The plot of the movie seems to be geared towards black communities and coming together to try to figure out ways to combat the violence in[…]

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Obtaining Peace

WritersGroup

November 23, 2015 by admin

Our writers workshop took a quote from the Dalai Lama interview in which he said the future of humanity could not be achieved through prayer alone, but by taking action. A.Allen From a Christian and many other humanitarian religions’ perspective, action always speaks louder than words. Words can be in the form of silent prayer[…]

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Eric Colbert

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November 18, 2015 by admin

Hello, I’m Eric Colbert, Vendor #8924. I’ve been asked on occasion about the ”How, What, and Why” of my occupation, so I will answer by sharing an experience with you, my readers. When the mother of my daughter, became seriously ill, I was a caregiver for her and also for our four-year old daughter and[…]

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What clothes can say about a person

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October 28, 2015 by admin

Penny Gearhart I’m a casual dresser, blue jeans and t-shirts. I also like sweats and jogging suits. I like being comfortable.On special occasions, I will dress up. I do wear a dress or a skirt and a nice blouse to church. My opinion is: as long as it’s clean and nice in appearance, you are[…]

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Movies

WritersGroup

October 19, 2015 by admin

I have no “favorite movie”. I enjoy watching movies about drugs that have crooked cops in them. It helps me to spot ones in real life that we can look up to and think they’re going to do their job, which is to “Serve and Protect”. One movie that I enjoyed is the movie “Sparkle”,[…]

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JobSeekers

Daniel Braden

September 21, 2015 by admin

Daniel Braden Skills I’m good at working with computer graphics, like adobe illustrator and adobe flash and also Photoshop. In terms of my soft skills, I’m willing to learn and also take initiative. I’m good with focusing, taking responsibility and problem solving. Experience Right now, at my church I’m doing audio tech for Sunday mornings.[…]

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Gentrification

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September 15, 2015 by admin

After hearing about the gentrification happening along the 606 Bloomington Trail, our writers workshop decided to share their own experiences with gentrification. A. Allen When it comes to gentrification in the Gold Coast area, I think Lawson House is a target and it has a lot of people wondering what will become of the Lawson[…]

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Street Papers

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August 31, 2015 by admin

James Metzgar I first came to StreetWise in August 2007 after I retired from full time work. StreetWise has been helpful to me because it is difficult for senior citizens to find regular part-time work. StreetWise has also been helpful to me, helping me find an apartment when I needed to move. For many people,[…]

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