Groundcover News

New and Solutions from the Ground Up

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Mission Statement

Groundcover News exists to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty.

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Groundcover News, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in April 2010 as a means to empower low-income persons to make the transitions from homeless to housed, and from jobless to employed. Street newspapers like Groundcover News exist in cities all over the United States, as well as in more than 40 other countries,  in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and combat the increase in poverty. For more information, visit the North American Street Newspaper Association.

Groundcover News approaches all of our activities with the following principles. We believe:

• All people have the right to dignity.
• Diversity has intrinsic value.
• Poverty is political—systemic change is necessary.
• Building community is essential to social change.
• Political effectiveness requires staying power.
• Solutions to poverty must involve people who are directly affected.
• Risks are necessary to create positive change.
• Meeting people where they are honors their skills and potential.
• We are committed to quality, professionalism, and accountability in everything we do.

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Author: Kaitlin S

Hey everyone , my name is Kaitlin. I'm a senior at the University of Michigan. I hail from a southwestern suburb of Chicago. My sister Jaclyn is my best friend, my three-year-old black lab Brooklyn is basically another sister, and my family is crazy but I love them to death. While everyone sits and complains about Midwestern winters, I soak up all the gray skies and snow that I can. Writing is what I was meant to do, and so I do it as often as college life allows. I love to listen to my Bon Iver Pandora station when I'm writing, or some good ol' classical music. Or nothing at all. Not a lot of things I do are consistent, but I think that makes me who I am.

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