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StreetWise vendor Vince Collaso talks about his experience with the Chicago-based nonprofit organization.

StreetWise celebrates 20 years of helping those facing homelessness reach financial security

by Meghan Anne Bunchman
Nov 29, 2012


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StreetWise honors the memory of one of their own, Roark Moody.

About to celebrate its 20th anniversary, StreetWise, a Chicago-based nonprofit that tries to give financial stability to those at risk of homelessness, continues to diversify its business model. From its magazine to  neighborhood produce carts, StreetWise's success is due in part to the relationships vendors cultivate with local commuters.