How it works
Each month, a growing staff of college students partners with individuals experiencing homelessness to produce a newspaper that features articles about Memphis causes and urban issues. Trained vendors buy the paper for $0.25 a copy and then they sell it to the public for $1.00 a piece. They keep all of the profit. Students gain experience in the non-profit and publishing sectors, vendors get an opportunity to earn a self-sustained income, and the entire city wins.
Vendors buy papers for a quarter each and sell them for a dollar, making 3x their investment and keeping 100% of the profits.
Our content is a creative collaboration between student volunteers and contributing vendors.
The average age of our volunteers is 20. We are a young community invested in Memphis.