Mission Statement Groundcover News exists to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty. 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 … Continue reading About Us (scroll down for recent posts)
By Will Shakespeare, Groundcover vendor No. 258 “Our purpose is to bring new ideas, new analyses, and new approaches to persistent problems — both national and international — to the attention of all those who care about, and help determine the quality and direction of our life…We hope that “The Limit to Growth” will command … Continue reading Climate change, environmental concerns and net-zero carbon emissions: Think globally, act locally
On August 4, Democratic candidates Eli Savit, Hugo Mack and Arianne Slay are vying for your vote for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s position. No elected official has more power to end mass incarceration, racial injustice and the astronomical spending that bolsters the carceral system. The County Prosecutor is in charge of all felonies and misdemeanors … Continue reading Washtenaw County Prosecutor candidates views on jail diversion, restorative justice
Michigan’s primary election is Tuesday, August 4. Primary elections narrow the field of candidates prior to the general election and determine the party nominee of certain offices. Michigan primary elections are “open primaries,” meaning voters choose privately which party to vote under, regardless of registered affiliation. Here at Groundcover, we believe poverty is political and … Continue reading A2 City Council candidates discuss affordable housing, housing justice, homelessness with Groundcover
The Ann Arbor News, Michigan Daily and Ann Arbor Observer interviewed six vendors in early 2019 and published articles about the vendors work with Groundcover News: http://s.mlive.com/WPCUbmk https://www.michigandaily.com/section/government/groundcover-celebrate-international-vendors-appreciation-week-community-awareness https://annarborobserver.com/articles/growing_from_groundcover.html#.XGBQ-apKhQI
Groundcover News holiday party filled with love and joyful gratitude. by William Shakespeare (Current Vendor and GCN Writer) Groundcover News’ holiday party was a very happy occasion. More than 50 Guests attended the party at the Groundcover News office on Thursday, December 14, 2017. It was an evening with shared moments of love, joy, gratitude, kindness and … Continue reading GCN Holiday Party 2017
Gary Robinson has been selling for Groundcover News for 2 years. He grew up in Ypsilanti and found Groudcover (GCN) through a friend that was also selling for GCN. At the time he was homeless and needed something to help him get on his feet again. He soon grew to be a fast seller … Continue reading Vendor Spotlight – G.R.
At Groundcover News, we believe that it is important not only to be informed, but to actively participate in one's community. Recently added to our Community Resources page is a document containing information about your rights in the event of contact with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. This list of rights and responsibilities is … Continue reading Know Your Rights – Immigration Raids
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To read the entire interview with Jim Toy, which had to be shortened for publication in our May, 2016 issue, visit our Story Supplements page: https://groundcovernews.org/story-supplements/