Since 2003, Street Sense has been changing the story of homelessness – literally. Its biweekly street newspaper features articles and creative writing about poverty and injustice, authored by homeless and formerly homeless individuals (as well as staff and volunteers), who earn an average of $45 per day selling the newspaper in their communities. In 2013, Street Sense expanded beyond the page and launched a Media Center, where 130 men and women experiencing homelessness participate in free weekly workshops in writing, theater, photography, graphic design, digital marketing, and more. Through a stepping-stone model of increasing responsibility and rigor, participants gradually work toward gainful employment while also building key life skills: setting goals, managing relationships, and making responsible decisions. Most recently, Street Sense incorporated a team of on-site case managers to expand and streamline support – and help pave the way toward self-sufficiency. Staff and volunteers view participants not as beneficiaries, but as talented, hard-working colleagues whose voices should be heard. You, too, can help them tell their stories … and build new lives.