Tag: Homeless Empowerment Project

  • This Spring, please consider donating to Spare Change News

    This Spring, please consider donating to Spare Change News

    Photo: Zengzheng Wang To donate, please click the donate button below! Dear Friend, Spare Change News is more than just a newspaper. It is the focal point of a community of men and women, many of whom have know each other for over twenty years. Spare Change has provided “a hand up, not a hand […]

  • Homeless Empowerment Project welcomes new executive director

    Homeless Empowerment Project welcomes new executive director

    The Homeless Empowerment Project, Inc., publisher of Greater Boston’s street paper Spare Change News, today announced the appointment of Katherine Bennett as Executive Director. Cher Jordan, president of HEP’s Board of Trustees, said “We are excited to have Katherine aboard, bringing new experiences and a fresh perspective to the organization. [Former executive director] Vincent Flanagan […]

  • HAND UP: Report surveys Spare Change News' vendors

    HAND UP: Report surveys Spare Change News' vendors

    Spare Change News under the Homeless Empowerment Project (SCN/HEP) umbrella has always prided itself on helping the homeless by giving them a hand up rather than a hand out. By giving the homeless an opportunity to become self-employed, the homeless get more than a job with a wage. They are given the support of a […]

  • BON VOYAGE: Vincent Flanagan leaves Homeless Empowerment Project

    BON VOYAGE: Vincent Flanagan leaves Homeless Empowerment Project

    “Arguing and advocating are something that are part of my being,” begins Vincent Flanagan, outgoing executive director of the Homeless Empowerment Project (HEP). Flanagan, who has held the position since May 2012, announced last month that he would be leaving. The Homeless Empowerment Project is the nonprofit which publishes Spare Change News. Flanagan, soft-spoken but […]

  • HONORING BOB:  Cambridge Community Foundation’s Bob Hurlbut earns HEP award

    HONORING BOB: Cambridge Community Foundation’s Bob Hurlbut earns HEP award

    On May 12, 2015, the Homeless Empowerment Project, publisher of Spare Change News, held its 23rd Annual Fundraiser and Gala at the beautiful Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Supporters, friends, board members, staff and volunteers all came to the event to support HEP and its mission of empowering the economically disadvantaged in Greater Boston. […]

  • VOICES FROM THE STREET: Voices of the homeless

    VOICES FROM THE STREET: Voices of the homeless

    A few years ago, as I was about to become president of the board at the Homeless Empowerment Project, I found myself walking through Boston’s Back Bay to clear my head and think about the huge responsibility I was about to take on. I was making my way through the T station there when I […]