They Just Made it Happen
Two homeless vendors whose paths diverged. A piece of recommended reporting that you have to read. Links. An editorial volunteer opportunity, and more.
It was 2014. Speak Up’s Charlotte office was about to close for the day when two young men waltzed in looking for a job. They'd heard from a friend that Speak Up offered tools and resources for people facing homelessness to become their own magazine-selling micro-business owners.
I briefly explained the model and invited them to return the following day…
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