Lee: job-training

Training course gives Big Issue South Africa vendors a career boost

A free home care course is helping three Big Issue South Africa vendors make their dreams become a reality.

“I owe them so much” – Chicago street paper’s jobs programme changes lives

Former StreetWise vendor Don Smith came in the door of the street paper “not homeless but hopeless”. He credits the organisation and their Transitional Jobs Programme with turning his life around. Now he volunteers every lunchtime as a mentor to current vendors.

INTERVIEW: Megan Karch – FareStart CEO

INSP speaks to Megan Karch, CEO of FareStart, a Seattle nonprofit that trains homeless and disadvantaged men and women in the food-service industry.