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It’s never too late…

By |May 11th, 2017|

Monday, May 8, 2017 was the night that will mark the beginning of my future, as I graduated from Wake Technical Community College. Not only was this my graduation night, but this event would also, mark the first time, I have ever finished something, I started.

I had always wanted an upper level education but never […]

Homelessness doesn’t have to be the end !

By |May 6th, 2017|

After having lived in the bowels of homelessness for almost 20 years, I have finally achieved a goal I have wanted for quite some time…I am graduating from college Monday, May 8th 2017 at the Raleigh Convention and Civic Center.

Most people would probably never comprehend the powerful significance this moment means to me, especially after […]

Pokemon Go meetup to provide shoes for homeless in Raleigh

By |August 16th, 2016|

Reprint from Ken Smith of WRAL NEWS…

RALEIGH, N.C. — Pokemon Go is luring players by the dozens to Raleigh’s Nash Square on a nightly basis. A Triangle area nonprofit is now using the virtual craze to solve a real life problem.

Stefan Youngblood runs the nonprofit, “When Grace Happens,” which works with the homeless community in […]

Formerly Homeless Student Graduates College While Caring for Brothers

By |May 26th, 2016|

( Reprint of ABC News)

Many people talk about beating the odds, but one awe-inspiring young woman from the Bronx has truly proven what it really means to come out on top with the weight of the world on one’s shoulders.

The road toward graduating cum laude on Tuesday with a bachelor’s degree in English and a […]

Grocery Store on wheels brings food to low-income areas

By |May 22nd, 2016|

Written by Megha Cherian

 

A retired city bus in St. Louis, Missouri is turning into a mobile farmers market to sell groceries to the city’s food insecure.

Known as the St. Louis MetroMarket, this mobile farmers market aims to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores, often known as food deserts. […]

Raleigh eyes property tax hike to pay for Dix Park, more housing

By |May 18th, 2016|

(Reprint from the News & Observer)

 
City Manager Ruffin Hall proposes effective rate increase of 2 cents per $100 in value

One cent for Dix Park, the other for 125 more affordable housing units

Average homeowner would pay an extra $95.16 a year

With a backdrop of downtown Raleigh, Clara McDonnell, left, and Katelyn Applegate, walk through the future […]

Kansas Community Kitchen serves food to homeless…with dignity.

By |May 9th, 2016|

The Kansas Community Kitchen serves up food, restaurant style to the homeless. A process that includes greeters, waiters, and a side of respeck.

Pope Francis opens the Vatican to the Homeless

By |April 29th, 2016|