Author Archives: Spare Change News

SCN Fall Gala

It’s time to buy tickets to the Spare Change News “Celebration of Empowerment” Fall Gala! Tickets are $45, and the event will include a cash bar and silent auction, and will support our mission of helping homeless people to recognize their power and take charge of their lives. Click here to purchase tickets.

Thank you for supporting our cookout!

Photos by Erika Hinton We didn’t let the rain spoil our cookout on August 11! Our vendors, board members, and supporters joined us inside the basement of the Old Baptist Church to welcome our new executive director, Mimi Bouchouar. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and showed support!  

Annual Vendor Cookout Coming to Cambridge

The Homeless Empowerment and Spare Change News will host its annual vendor cookout Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Old Cambridge Baptist Church, located at 1151 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.   If it rains Saturday, the cookout will go ahead as planned, inside the church building. HEP/Spare Change News is welcoming Mimi Bouchouar,

Sponsor a Spare Change Vendor!

If you want to help our vendors stay warm this winter, you can order them some winter gear directly though our Amazon wish list here: This year we have 22 vendors who have need of winter gear that will enable them to sell papers in inclement weather. We are handling this event a bit

Spare Change News and HSBA partners announce The Empathy Project

Harvard Square Business Association just announced the Empathy Project, a collaboration between Spare Change News, Homeless Empowerment Project, and our fellow Harvard Square Business Association member, the Community Charter School of Cambridge. The project is organized by SCN interns and CCSC seniors Yusef Ferhani and Christy Felix. On May 7th, the, National Day of Service, high

Timeline: The chain of events that brought chaos to Boston’s Schools

Photos:, Pulitzer Prize 1977, “The Soiling of Old Glory” The Decision (1954–1974) On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional. On May 31, 1955, the U.S. Supreme Court raised the urgency of desegregation in the Brown II ruling by ordering that