Local teen’s message on poverty: Believe in yourself but don’t leave others behind
Local Templeton Academy sophomore Miguel Coppedge started a fundraiser last year to benefit children in foster care and families experiencing homelessness. His charity donations are destined for St. Ann’s Center for Youth, Children and Families, the place where he was adopted at age 2.
College students overlooked in measurements of hunger, housing insecurity, and poverty
Three in five college students in the United States faced problems like housing insecurity or hunger in 2020. Despite their effort to receive a higher education, many students are neglected by their institutions and the government in terms of basic needs. Strides are being made across the US by students and nonprofits to combat these issues.
DC reduces barriers to obtaining an ID during the pandemic for people experiencing homelessness. Will it continue?
Months-long wait times for DMV appointments can seem daunting to people experiencing homelessness trying to get IDs — but there is an expedited process that cuts the wait to mere weeks.
At-risk youth hold peaceful demonstration in support of Black and brown lives
At least 100 formerly homeless youth took to the streets of Eastern Market on June 16 for a demonstration in support of their peers and the Black Lives Matter movement. They were all members of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which houses approximately 150 runaway and homeless youth and provides counseling, education, and life- skill services.
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