StreetWise offers two distinct pathways toward economic inclusion - the Magazine Vendor Program and the S.T.E.P. Employment Program.
The Magazine Vendor Program
The job of selling StreetWise Magazine is a low-barrier, open opportunity for all. It is vehicle for reengaging with community, cracking the hard shell of distrust or fear for a society that has demonstrated disgust and apathy, with only glimpses of empathy.
NEW VENDOR ORIENTATION EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 10:00 A.M. AT 4554 N. BROADWAY, SUITE 350
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The StreetWise STEP Program is aimed at assisting at-risk job seekers in finding and maintaining sustainable employment. We help individuals eliminate barriers and overcome obstacles to employment and self-sufficiency. These barriers include homelessness or housing instability, gaps in employment, re-entry from incarceration or hospitalization, or magazine vendors seeking additional employment
More information or to join the program visit our S.T.E.P. page
STEP is funded in part by the City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.
STREETWISE CENTER AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
Support Services staff are dedicated to providing effective and comprehensive services in accordance with StreetWise’s overall mission.
Support Services include, but are not limited to:
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
StreetWise Support Services staff work in collaboration with Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago, the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, and DePaul University. Master of Social Work Candidates work as support services interns throughout the academic year and summer term.
Contact: Amanda Jones