About StreetWise INK:
StreetWise INK is Memphis’ only T-Shirt Screen Printing Workers-Cooperative that is organized and operated exclusively by individuals with experiences of homelessness. They provide high-quality, custom, hand printed t-shirts for a variety of needs. Unlike the vast majority of businesses that seek to “empower the homeless,” Streetwise Ink is unique in that it has been worker-led from its inception. StreetWise INK is further developing their screen printing and business skills while creating steady jobs and income for themselves and others with experiences of homelessness, poverty, and other obstacles to finding meaningful and sustainable work in the Memphis area.
- It was great getting to see everyone at Living the Legacy of Nonviolence, and inspiring to get to hear the amazing Rosa Clemente! Thank you to everyone who came and checked out or bought t-shirts. (We hope you enjoy them.)
- This week StreetWise INK had an amazing time facilitating screen printing trainings for Alternative Spring Break students from Purdue and Kansas University. Unfortunately, our flashdryer that cures the plastisol ink onto the shirts went on the fritz, so we’re desperately trying to get it fixed in time to finish some really great designs that our two interns from Memphis College of Art created for the H.O.P.E. Art is Love fundraiser coming up this Saturday.
- More good news: StreetWise INK’s application to attend COOPECON 2018 was accepted!!!! Now for the planning of the fundraiser to get us there! (Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to help!)
- Even more good news: Wednesday, March 21, we will be having our first ever interest meeting for people who might want to be a part of StreetWise by creating an Advisory Board! We are so grateful for everyone finding a common date and time to come together on our behalf and can’t wait to meet everyone. Stay tuned for updates!
***If you are interested in signing up individually or as a group for the donation-based Screen Printing Trainings, please follow this link to find out more about our suggested donation ranges for the different trainings.***
***If you or someone you know has experience of homelessness, living in poverty, or other barriers to sustainable, dignified employment, please feel free to sign up for one or all of the Free Screen Printing & Worker-Cooperative Trainings that are every other Saturday from 2pm to 5pm at First Congregational Church, located at 1000 Cooper (near Cooper-Young intersection).***
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