Streetwise is a street paper that aims to tackle homelessness. The organization offers, employment, housing, and financial literacy for the vendors. Individuals who are unemployed or underemployed can be vendors, receive stable housing, and education to manage their income. And of course, the magazine is engaging!
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Food deserts are geographic areas where residents have no access to healthy food options. Many of the people in Chicago affected by this are African-Americans. To make things worse many people in these neighborhoods only have access to fast food restaurants, which can have a great negative affect on their health.
Tourette Syndrome is a disorder that involves involuntary repetitive movements, also known as “tics.” “The massive misconception of this disorder is that “all people with Tourette’s swear, which is not true. They’re just ordinary people,” said Scott Loeff, President of Tourette Syndrome Camp. This was a driving force for Scott to create this camp, to diminish negative stereotypes and show that people with TS are just like any other human being.
Inspiration kitchen serves both the food and the people. This organization trains homeless and poverty stricken Chicagoans to work within restaurant as chefs and/or cooks.
Dream Cafe and Grille is located in Englewood, which is one of the many communities that are at a disadvantage compared to the rest of Chicago. To beat this degrading socialization community members are subject to, Dream Cafe and Grille looks to give community members the power of self-care with healthier food options.
Inside-Out Connection is an organization that keys in on spiritually awakened inmates who desire to further grow in their journey with their God. This organization extends a hand to connect the male inmates with congregations and small groups to help them to facilitate their spirituality and assimilation into society.