PUBLICATION WITH A PURPOSE

Speak 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.

The flagship publication, Speak Up Zine, is published monthly and is written by people living on the streets or who have experienced homelessness. The magazine contains essays, memoirs, poetry, photography and interviews.

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.


EXPANDING IMPACT

Traverse City

Charlotte

Charlotte | Traverse City  | Speak Up Local

Speak Up was founded in Charlotte, NC, in 2011. After three years of operation, in mid-2014, we launched a second chapter in Traverse City, MI. Each region authors and produces a unique monthly issue of Speak Up Zine, which is sold or distributed by vulnerably-housed people.

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GET A JOB! Cards

GET A JOB! Cards

How do people living on the streets find Speak Up? The top two ways that people get connected are word of mouth from others on the streets and Speak Up Job Opportunity cards. These business sized cards provide info about Speak Up and, meeting times and contact... read more

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