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About Us (scroll down for recent posts)

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)

Where Oscar sleeps

By Jim Clark Groundcover vendor No. 139 Do you remember Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street — the muppet that lived in a trash can outside the apartment from Maria and David? I was once told that Oscar represented the homeless population in the Sesame Street universe. The message I got from that was even … Continue reading Where Oscar sleeps

My redemptive journey and visionary that guided me

DAVID WINEY Groundcover contributor (chanting)  It's morning. Still alive somewhere near the Ann Arbor Farmers Market the din of vendors and early morning shoppers’ conversations pulls me from a groggy-headed sleep. They have already had their morning coffee, maybe breakfast, probably crawled from a warm bed.  Only a slight hangover. Need a drink, that will … Continue reading My redemptive journey and visionary that guided me

The pandemic’s hidden toll on women and their work lives

By Jaz Brennan, Groundcover intern Image credit: Rayne Zaayman-Gallant, EMBL Heidelberg On March 24th, United States Representative for Michigan, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, went live on Facebook to talk about how women have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congresswoman Dingell held a discussion with labor leaders Cindy Estrada of the UAW International Union and … Continue reading The pandemic’s hidden toll on women and their work lives

Climate change, environmental concerns and net-zero carbon emissions: Think globally, act locally

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