We Have The Smartest People

Thanks for Sharing Your Thoughts! Thank you to those who replied to the recent email and post asking for input about how to bridge the “print to digital” divide. In particular: thanks Owen, Amy, Hamilton, Harry, John, Larry, and Ben for jumping into the conversation. Here Are Some of Your Ideas: Equip Speak Up vendors …

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Moving Forward

We (you, them, us) have been in this journey together for close to a decade. The folks facing homelessness write their stories, which are published into printed booklets. They sell those magazines and earn money. You buy their magazines, read the stories, engage them in meaningful community, and donate to keep it going. Looking ahead, …

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Speak Up is Not Fake News

Speak Up gives an authentic voice and a real work opportunity to people facing homelessness. This has never been more important than now, when distrust of leaders and media is at an all-time high. With Speak Up, You can know with confidence that stories you read in the magazine are written directly by people who …

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Speak Up Won!

JUST ANNOUNCED: SPEAK UP WON! A few hours ago in Glasgow, Scotland, at the annual International Network of Street Papers Summit, Speak Up was announced as the winner of the award for “Best Vendor Contribution.” We are so proud of writer Vince for sharing this intimate and authentic portrait of his life on the streets. This …

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Speak Up Won 2nd Place!

It was a terrific opportunity: sixty applicants were narrowed down to a final ten who presented to a live audience of 400 in the Bank of America Auditorium. The judges picked Speak Up for 2nd place and $10,000! This is an important vote of public confidence for Speak Up our innovative approach to solving homelessness. …

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More Than a Magazine

As I conclude the second week of my internship here at Speak Up, I have really begun to get into the groove of things and am becoming familiar with many new faces. The environment here at Speak Up, and in Area 15 in general, is like one big loving family. The vibe at Speak Up …

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