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Z4 TC CoverSpeak Up provides a unique work opportunity for people experiencing poverty and homelessness. Homeless men and women can partner with Speak Up to become micro-enterprises who buy copies of Speak Up for a low price then resell them for a profit.

Speak Up Zine is published monthly and is written by people living on the streets or who have experienced homelessness.

A UNIQUE APPROACH


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Voice for the Voiceless

Speak Up’s weekly writing workshops helps marginalized people write and share their stories.

Self-Sufficiency

Speak Up’s empowering model equips people to become micro-enterprises and discover financial independence.

Income Opportunity

Speak Up Magazine is primarily sold by homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals. Dignity replaces dependency.


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The Cost of Living

Paycheck to paycheck is how many survive the sea of life’s journey financially. For someone that is homeless, however, one small mistake can be detrimental–if not debilitating–to someones life. A doctor visit, a transportation issue, or a housing...

Best. Desk. Ever.

As far as I can tell, “my” “desk” at Speak Up is the best desk in the world. I sit here every Tuesday and tweak the little things that need work around the office; work on setting up articles for the Davidson College issue of Speak Up; and help new vendors move...

Speak Up Zine Racks

This is TC Speak Up’s newest initiative as we help our vendors be successful in the winter months. If you have a business, work in an office, go to church, or have an idea, or better yet an offer to place these Speak Up racks, and empower vulnerably housed...
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