Vendor ProfileBy Eric Thompson-Bey February 21, 2018
A real opportunity
Eric Thompson-Bey discusses his journey to getting a job in a restaurant, which began when he obtained an externship through a culinary program called Real Opps located at Thrive D.C.
Vendor ProfileBy Chon Gotti February 21, 2018
A wish for my friend and co-worker
A get well letter from the Street Sense Media Team to Toni, a Street Sense vendor.
Vendor ProfileBy Jeff Gray February 7, 2018
On the other side of the glass: One man’s journey from the street to a home
Having escaped years of chronic homelessness, David doesn’t have to look far to remember how far he’s come.
Vendor ProfileBy James Marshall November 15, 2017
Epileptic electrician, Marcellus Phillips, lights up basement apartment
Marcellus Phillips has battled epilepsy for 20 years, the last of which he has spent sleeping on his sister’s living room floor. After a persistent effort, he now can depend on a monthly disability payment.
Vendor ProfileBy Nick Shedd November 1, 2017
Michael Warner is preparing to organize Democrats in 2018
Michael Warner, a Street Sense vendor and longtime organizer in Democratic politics, has been accepted into a prestigious training program at the DCCC. We looked back at his life up to this point and spoke with him about his future plans.
Vendor ProfileBy Dorothy Hastings September 20, 2017
Vendor Profile: John Littlejohn
A vendor profile of John Littlejohn, who has worked for Street Sense since 2010.
Vendor ProfileBy Eric Falquero September 20, 2017
The agony and the ecstasy of Wendell Williams
Vendor Wendell Williams shares his personal journey, rising through the ranks in the radio broadcast industry and finding his way to personally overcome addiction and chronic homelessness.
Vendor ProfileBy Sydney Covitz July 10, 2017
Literacy Helped Jeffery McNeil Pull Himself Out of Homelessness
Street Sense Vendor Jeff McNeil’s discovery of reading and writing helped turn his life around.
Vendor ProfileBy Sydney Covitz June 19, 2017
After homelessness put her education on hold, Sheila White is accepted at UDC
Sheila White has found her way back to the classroom despite years of being forced to postpone her education.
Vendor ProfileBy Sydney Covitz June 16, 2017
Patty Smith Celebrates 2-year Anniversary in Housing
June 16, 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of Patty Smith moving into housing at the Valenti House in Woodley Park.
Vendor ProfileBy Ashley Clarke April 5, 2017
Vendor Profile:Barbara Pollard, born an artist
Street Sense vendor Barbara Pollard is a woman of many talents. She loves art and hopes to inspirer others with her work.
Vendor ProfileBy Cassidy Jensen January 25, 2017
Vendor Profile:Juan Callejón
A vendor profile on Juan Callejón.
Vendor ProfileBy Mary Walrath January 17, 2017
Vendor Profile:Elizabeth Bryant
A 2017 profile of Elizabeth Bryant, a vendor and artist at Street Sense Media.
Vendor ProfileBy Elli Bloomberg September 21, 2016
Meet Don Gardner
The only two constants in Don Gardner’s life have been faith and. By the time he started founding nonprofits and…
Vendor ProfileBy Cassidy Jensen September 21, 2016
Vendor Profile: Charles Armstrong
A vendor profile on Charles Armstrong.
Vendor ProfileBy Anna Riley September 12, 2016
Vendor Profile:William Whitsett
A vendor profile on William Whitsett.
Vendor ProfileBy Jacqueline Groskaufmanis September 1, 2016
Vendor Profile:Chon Gotti
A few years ago, Chon Gotti was living on the streets and selling cigarettes in Southeast D.C. Now, he’s an…
Vendor ProfileBy Jacqueline Groskaufmanis August 1, 2016
Vendor Profile: Sheila White
A profile on vendor/artist Sheila White.
Vendor ProfileBy Charles McCain June 15, 2016
Vendor Profile:Anthony Crawford, vendor number 6
This profile on vendor Anthony Crawford delves into his past and current life. He has been selling Street Sense for 13 years.
Vendor ProfileBy Desmond Austin-Miller May 5, 2016
Vendor Profile:Eric Thompson-Bey, a mentor on a mission
After almost 20 years of homelessness, a new house is just the beginning for Thompson-Bey.
We believe ending homelessness begins with listening to the stories of those who have experienced it.